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

Nifty Technologies for Genealogical Analysis & Reporting – with Ron Arons

Ron Arons
September 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Holocaust Memorial Center

Free and open to the public
Refreshments will be served

About Our Program:
This will be a real-time discussion and demonstration of VERY cool tools for genealogical analysis and documentation, including timelines, genograms, mind maps, technologies that can be used together to translate books, and more.

About Our Speaker:
Born in New York, Ron Arons is a graduate of Princeton University and University of Chicago. He worked for many years as a marketer at high-tech companies, including Texas Instruments, before deciding to work full time on his first book, The Jews of Sing Sing. Ron became interested in understanding his roots after losing both his parents to cancer 16-18 years ago. In the process of researching his criminal ancestor’s past, Ron has traced his roots to England, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania.