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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Program: Sunday, May 22, 2016

“Cadastral Maps as a Genealogical Resource” will be the topic of a presentation by Alex Feller.  Alex Feller, a board member of Gesher Galicia, says “Cadastral maps and landowner records are sources of information useful to a genealogist interested in creating a fuller picture of a family's life.”

Also planned for this meeting is a short presentation by JGSI webmaster Ron Miller, who will discuss JGSI’s online Jewish burial databases.



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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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