Tobias, Michael


Tobias, Michael

Genealogist and Database Developer

  • Individuals/Families research, Research, Speaking, Use of specialist software
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • Updated 4 months ago


Awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen for services to the Jewish Community (December 2020)

Honorary Research Fellow – Genealogical Studies – Strathclyde University (2020-)

Co-founder of Jewish Records Indexing – Poland (1995-)

President of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (2022-)

Former Vice President Programming of JewishGen, Inc. (1995-2018)

Database matching consultant to the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims (ICHEIC) (2000-2005)

Assisted Steve Morse with his Ellis Island developments.

Contributed to various Journals including “Who Do You Think You Are” as an expert on Jewish research, Radio and TV Programmes including “Who Do You Think You Are” both in the UK and USA.

Spoken at many conferences including the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) annual conference since 1996

Awarded the IAJGS  “Lifetime Achievement” award in Washington, DC 2011.


  • 1 Jewish Research (especially Scottish/UK and Polish)
  • 2 Holocaust Research
  • 3 DNA
  • 4 Databases


  • 1978
    BSc Honours in Mathematics and Physics at University of Glasgow
  • 1986/2014
    Fellow of the Faculty at Faculty of Actuaries
  • 2012
    MSc in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies at University of Strathclyde


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