Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois


 
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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.
uly 20, 2014 “My Cousin the Murder Defendant” Editor, writer and genealogist Martin Fischer will deliver a presentation titled “My Cousin the Murder Defendant” at the Sunday, July 20, 2014, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Using mostly 1938 and 1939 newspaper reports, he will describe his grand aunt’s tragic death and the prosecution of her daughte - Fischer’s first cousin once removed - for first-degree murder.
uly 20, 2014 “My Cousin the Murder Defendant” Editor, writer and genealogist Martin Fischer will deliver a presentation titled “My Cousin the Murder Defendant” at the Sunday, July 20, 2014, meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois. Using mostly 1938 and 1939 newspaper reports, he will describe his grand aunt’s tragic death and the prosecution of her daughte - Fischer’s first cousin once removed - for first-degree murder.
Program: Sunday, January 25, 2015 Program starts 2:00 p.m

“How I Do Genealogy: Starting Research and Beginning to Gather Information”

Barry Finkel, an experienced genealogist, will describe how he organizes family tree data, including the outline format he uses when gathering information. He will briefly describe the family tree database software that he and one of his brothers use to store and display their family tree. The presenter will also briefly mention some of the sources he uses in his research and will discuss some of the data files he keeps to aid in his research. In addition, he will describe the various kinds of Windows-compatible family tree software he uses as well as family tree charts.

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The second printing of the award-winning

A Translation Guide
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