Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

The JGSI Jewish Chicago Database (JJCD)


The JGSI Jewish Chicago Database (JJCD) includes information compiled from cemeteries, obituaries, memorial plaques, retirement homes, and other Jewish organizations. Many volunteer hours were spent compiling this information.  JGSI is proud to offer free access to both members and non-members. New information is added over time, so please check back.

If you can suggest other records that should be indexed, want to volunteer to index records or take photographs, or you know of a data source that could be added to the database, contact

Select the cemetery or project name listings below for additional information. (Link active if available)
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Chicago Area Cemetery (CAC) database. A searchable database for researching cemetery,
landsmanshaften, European town and country connection.


Memorial Plaques

Notice and Disclaimer:
The purpose of the information on this site is to assist members and other interested parties in locating the burial spaces of possible relatives. However, the information provided about family names and locations, at all except the Westlawn Cemetery, was developed by volunteers who assembled the information by physical inspection without any information from the cemetery or its records. Accordingly, neither JGSI, the Cemetery or any of the volunteers warrant or certify the accuracy of the names or locations. It is strongly recommended that anyone who finds information that may be of interest personally visit the Cemetery before reaching any final conclusions.

JGSI is looking for additional indexing projects of the Chicago Jewish community. If you can suggest other records that should be indexed, or want to volunteer, e-mail us at
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