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: July 16, 2017, JGS of Illinois meeting at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

 “What’s New at Ukraine SIG” and “Choosing the Right Family Tree Software” will be the topics of two presentations by genealogist Chuck Weinstein.

At 1 p.m.: Now that Ukraine records are beginning to come online, “What’s New at Ukraine SIG” will provide a preview of announcements to be made at the Orlando IAJGS Conference later in July, along with information on how to get involved with Ukraine SIG. Chuck will discuss ongoing efforts to find more Ukraine SIG town leaders and build more KehilaLinks pages for Jewish communities of eastern Ukraine. This talk should be of interest to anyone with family roots in the Russian Empire portion of Ukraine.

At 2:30 p.m.: In the second presentation, “Choosing the Right Family Tree Software,” Chuck will describe the new versions of some of the more popular family tree software programs and seek to clear up confusion over combining your computer family tree with online family trees. He will also help you sort out the options and review popular software for both PCs and Macs. Features and benefits of each software will be described

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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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