Most of our events take place at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan unless otherwise noted.


Founded in 1985 by Betty Provizer Starkman, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan is a leader in education, research, information exchange forums and resources for Jewish genealogy. Most of our events are hosted at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

We are the proud winner of such prestigious awards as:

  • Outstanding Programming that Advances Jewish Genealogy
  • Best Publication for our quarterly newsletter, Generations
  • Genealogical Research Award for utilizing the most modern techniques for research
  • Genealogical Library Award for maintaining an independent research library

Membership is available to anyone interested in genealogy. Dues are based on a fiscal year of August 1 to JuIy 31.

We invite you to take a look around, learn about our society and explore all that we have to offer.


Upcoming Events

Stories Among the Stones: A History of the Jewish Cemeteries of Michigan

Sunday, March 18th, 2018 at 10am
Holocaust Memorial Center
Free

Presented by the Jewish Historical Society of Michigan

Stories Among the Stones: A History of the Jewish Cemeteries of Michigan

As Jews, we are commanded to care for the sick and bury our dead. That is why, in tracing the history nearly every Jewish community worldwide, the story begins with a group of Jewish men (and women) who organized a society in which to bury their loved ones. Stories from the Stones: A History of the Jewish Cemeteries of Michigan traces the history of these sacred spaces and the stories of who lies beneath. JHSM docents will travel through the state beginning in the 1800s and continues through recent history. The images and stories not only provide a fascinating exploration into Jewish burial customs but also remind us of those whose legacies helped to build and shape our community, and see how their families chose to honor them in death.