The Netherlands Society for Jewish Genealogy was established in 1987. In 2007, its 20th anniversary year, saw some 500 members and the society celebrated with a symposium in Amsterdam.
Here is information on the 2007 symposium. The website is in English and Dutch, although symposium details are only in Dutch.
Its main goals and activities are:
- Sharing of genealogical data about Jewish families having lived or currently living in the Netherlands;
- Developing sources for research on Jewish families;
- Publication of a quarterly periodical (Dutch);
- Meetings and lectures;
- Encouraging genealogical research on Jewish families in the Netherlands and their ancestors from other countries;
- Study - from the genealogical view - on Dutch Jews throughout history.
The annual Family Register includes the names of families for which members hold data; it helps members contact each other for additional research and collaboration.
The quarterly journal Misjpoge (Dutch-Yiddish: mishpokha, family, Hebrew). It appears in Dutch with an English summary. The Q&A section is very popular, and the latest issue's Q&As are also on the website. To publish a question or provide an answer, send to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the family name in the subject line.
For more information on the society publications, email email@example.com
Membership is 30 Euros or US$50; paid members receive the member list, Family Register and the current year of Misjpoge. The membership form is here.
Family names being researched by members and non-members are here.