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

Unusual Genealogical Sources

Speaker: Michelle Gettleson

Sunday, November 19th at 9:30 AM
Holocaust Memorial Center, Farmington Hills
Free and open to the public

library bookshelves

Life Member Michelle Gettleson will discuss the several unusual resources she has used in her personal research, including Port Sanitary Authority Records from the UK, Glen Eker books on Canadian Jews in the Censuses, New York Domestic Relations Laws, and many more!