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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Program: October 22, 2017,
JGS of Illinois meeting at Temple Beth-El
3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

Bena Shklyanoy to share her family history with the Jewish Genealogical Society:

“Apple Does Not Fall: Shtetl Cousins Meet Iron-Curtain Cousins” will be the topic of a presentation by family historian Bena Shklyanoy, an immigrant from the Soviet Union. Her presentation will begin at 2 p.m. 

At each regular JGSI monthly meeting, its “help desk” will operate from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Member volunteers will access online databases and answer genealogical questions one-on-one for members and visitors as time allows.

The JGSI library has more than 800 volumes of interest to Jewish family historians. Many are available for borrowing by JGSI members for a limited time. All are available for perusing from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. at each regular monthly meeting.


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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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