Family History & Genealogy

Family History Research at JMM

The Robert L. Weinberg Family History Center, located in the Anne Adalman Goodwin Library of the Jewish Museum of Maryland, contains a wealth of resources for pursuing family history and genealogical research. We welcome researchers in our collections*.

Our Family History Resources list and our guide to Additional Resources in the Baltimore area should help you determine how you would like to use our services.

Visitor Research in Our Collections:

Due to the current health crisis, the Goodwin Library and Robert L. Weinberg Family History Center are closed to researchers at this time. We hope to make in-person research appointments available in a later phase of our reopening plan. Meanwhile, JMM staff will do their best to accommodate research needs virtually.

Please email for assistance; messages are checked weekly, and we will do our best to respond to inquiries within two weeks.


Staff will  help you access other Maryland repositories on-line, and in some cases will make referrals to local genealogists. This service is free-of-charge.

Extended Research Service at Jewish Cemeteries: 

We will do research and take digital pictures at Baltimore-area Jewish cemeteries, and send them to you electronically. The cost of this service is $60 per trip for non-members, $50 per trip for members. A $60 non-refundable advance minimum research fee is required ($50 for JMM members).


*Research-by-mail service has been suspended. We are not accepting new research by mail inquiries.