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

Sourcing: Now How Do I Do That?

Diane OslundSunday, March 29, 2015
Holocaust Memorial Center, 11:00 AM

Speaker: Diane Oslund

Sourcing your genealogy research is an essential part of your family history record keeping. This talk discusses what a source is as well as what information is needed to source your documents and family information. Is the item you found a ‘primary’ or a ’secondary’ source for that particular data? What is a primary source? How does it differ from a secondary source? And don’t forget, why do we source? Do we really need to?


“The Art Dealer” at the 17th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Berman Center for the Performing Arts
West Bloomfield JCC

JGSMI is proud to once again to be a co-sponsor at the 17th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, taking place from May 10-21, 2015.

About the Film:
Esther Stegmann is a 30-year-old journalist who hates lies. She is about to become immersed in a mysterious labyrinth of betrayal, complicity and dark secrets. A stylish Parisian thriller, “The Art Dealer” is set in the murky world of Nazi-looted art. Directed by the renowned François Margolin (“The Flight of the Red Balloon”), it begins when a Jewish woman investigates stolen family paintings only to uncover a story that has been carefully buried for decades by those closest to her.

In French with English subtitles
95 minutes
$10 (same as Berman Center Box Office)

Please note: you must fill out your mailing address in the registration form so that we can mail you your ticket. The confirmation email from EventBrite will NOT be valid at the Berman Box Office.