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, March 29, 2015
Program starts 2:00 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.
Ava Cohen will speak on “Clued-In: The Stories are in the Details”

Ava Cohn, an internationally known genealogist and expert on Jewish family photographs, will speak on “Clued-In: The Stories are in the Details” . She will explain how to differentiate between a clue that is useful and furthers our study of genealogy and one that gives little or no usable information.  

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Did you know that JGSI has a terrific library?
Join us before our Sunday programs at 12:30 pm to browse and check out books!


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A Translation Guide
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