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.
Sunday, April 27, 2014.
"Why am I stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls."
A presentation called “Why Am I Stuck? 10 Solutions to Common Genealogical Brick Walls” by forensic genealogist Marsha Peterson-Maass who will explain how to get past brick walls that most genealogists encounter while doing family history research.  She will cover search strategies and tools, helpful record types, networking tips and tricks, the genealogical proof standard and other genealogical fundamentals. Along the way, she will offer examples of how these techniques have led to exciting research breakthroughs.

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By Popular Demand!

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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