Membership in JGSO is open to all, regardless of religious background or level of experience. Our members range from those just starting to trace their family background to long-time family researchers.

Dues are $23 a year for individuals and $30 a year for a family (January through December). Donations at higher levels help JGSO expand its services and are warmly welcomed. JGSO is 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Membership benefits include:

  • One FREE copy of  Getting Started in Jewish  Genealogy: A  Handbook for Beginners , a JGSO publication (paper and/or CD) 
  • Quarterly newsletter, Shalshelet
  • Meeting notices and news updates
  • Free monthly meetings, September through June
  • Discounts on DNA tests at FamilyTree DNA
  • Workshops and lectures
  • Free access to the JGSO reference library with checkout privileges
  • Linkage to others searching their Jewish roots
  • Opportunities to share your successes with and learn from others with a passion for Jewish genealogy


Membership Application


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Complete this form and mail with check to:

Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon
P.O. Box 19736
Portland, Oregon 97280

Name(s): ____________________________________

Address: ____________________________________

Home Telephone: _______________________

Cell Telephone: _______________________

E-Mail: _______________________

___Individual Membership ($23.00)

___ Family Membership ($30.00)

___ Student Membership ($10.00)

___ Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners, third edition (Free to new members in paper AND on CD with additional reference resources when picked up at a meeting.) Please include an additional $6 to receive by mail with a new membership

___ Non-members Getting Started in Jewish Genealogy: A Handbook for Beginners, third edition  ($25.00)

Memberships are for the calendar year January-December.

Thank you for your interest in Jewish genealogy.  We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings.