Find YOUR jewish roots


The MNJGS is a vehicle to connect those with an interest in Jewish genealogy.  You will find resources on this site, but most importantly we hope you will find a community. What you will find as you explore your family history is that you are part of a larger community where you will both give and receive. 


Genealogy can be a lifelong pursuit, but we all were new to it at one time! We've got excellent resources that will introduce you to family history.


Read stories from other members, get updates on the latest ancestry data and news. Our blog is a great way to stay connected and help build our community of fellow Jewish history seekers. 

BECome a member

As a member, you'll join a group of passionate genealogy seekers. You'll have the opportunity to share your work, learn from others, and gain access to helpful members as you expand your personal search.

$25 individual, $36 family,

$20 associate (outside MN) $10 student

  • Program from Pittsburgh: Eastern European Genealogy
    May 23, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM CDT
    Zoom event
    Foundations of Eastern European Genealogy workshop provided by the Heinz History Center, in Pittsburgh, PA, Presented in partnership with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society.
  • The Power of Community - JewishGen Discussion Groups
    Sun, Jun 27
    Online Event sponsored by MNJGS
    Jun 27, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM CDT
    Online Event sponsored by MNJGS
    Crowdsourcing, drawing on the network of Jewish genealogists, is one of the most effective way to solve our genealogical puzzles. JewishGen Discussion Groups will help you do this.

We help each other. It is a fundamental tenet of genealogy and the premise behind MNJGS.

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MNJGS, c/o Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest (JHSUM)

4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416

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$25 individual, $36 family,

$20 associate members (outside of MN)

$10 student with valid ID

or attend and contribute $5 as a non-member

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