Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois

"Members helping members since 1981"
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. We serve as a resource for the worldwide community to research their Chicago area Jewish roots.
We conduct monthly meetings with speakers on a wide range of topics. We provide access to research materials in our library, publish a newsletter - Morasha - maintain an online searchable death index.

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Over 135,000 Chicago Jewish Cemetery images now available in the Members Only section under Jewishdata.

Program: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Program starts 7:30 p.m.
at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

“Online Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland: What’s New?”
  Genealogy has changed dramatically in the last 20 years with a very high percentage of important records being indexed in online databases, or the records themselves having become searchable and available online. Today’s Chicago Jewish genealogy researcher has access to vital records, and cemetery, naturalization, census, and many other documents online. This presentation will provide an update on what resources are currently available online to Chicago-area Jewish family historians.

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The second printing of the award-winning

A Translation Guide
to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents
(including Birth, Marriage and Death Records)

Did your family live in Poland prior to 1868? This book not only helps you determine if birth, death and marriage records exist, but helps you acquire copies and then translate them.

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