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.

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

Program: Sunday, September 27, 2015

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
3600 N. Narragansett Avenue, Chicago

Join us for a tour of one of Chicago's oldest Jewish cemeteries. It is now known as Zion Gardens and includes Rosemont Park, Mt. Mayriv, Isaiah Israel, Mt. Jehoshua, and B'nai Brith cemeteries. Tour the graves of famous individuals, including Jacob Rosenberg, Judge (and later Governor) Henry Horner, and many others. Hear the story of the moving of graves to the Mt. Mayriv cemetery from the earliest Jewish cemetery. We will meet at the cemetery.

NOTE: Registration required. Limited spaces.
LINK to registration page.

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Reprinted 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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