Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois 

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Jewish Genealogy On-Line Newsletter Links

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Jewish Historical Soc. Of Central Jersey –  -  Newsletter – 2007-2014
JGS Australia – - Kosher Koala – 2009-2013
JGS Boston  & Western Mass. – - Mass-Pocha – 2005-2011, some past newsletters
JGS Colorado – - Chai – 1996-2008
JGS Conejo Vally & Ventura  County –  - Venturing into our Past – Jan.-Ma
JGS Great Britain – - Shemot – members only but indexes from 2003-2012 online
JGS Greater Orlando – -  Etz Chaim – 2004, two issues, 2005
JGS Greater Washington – - Mishpacha – 2002-2012
JGS Hamilton, Canada –
JGS Illiana – - Newsletter – current and previous newsletter online
JGS Israel – Hadorot – 1987-2012
JGS Los Angeles – - Roots-Key -1994-2010, names of articles for each issue but only a few articles
JGS Montreal – - Montreal Forum – 2005-2009 online
JGS Montreal – - Montreal Forum – 2005-2009
JGS NY – - Dorot – summer 1979- Winter 2008
JGS Oregon – – 1992-2014
JGS Palm Beach – Scattered Seeds – 2007-2014
JGS Philadelphia – Chronicles – 2007-2013
JGS San Francisco –  - ZichronNote Sept. 1981-Nov. 2013
JGS Southern Nevada –   - Family Legacies  1998-20
JGS SW Florida - - Mishpochology – 2002-2014
JGS Tampa Bay –   - The Researcher
JGS Toronto –  -  Shem Tov
JGS Utah –  Atsmi Uvsari
New Mexico Jewish Historical Soc. -  Legacy – 1998-2013

JGSI Meeting Handouts

Presenters at our meeting often provide handouts. One membership benefit is access to these. Please consider becoming a member and receive this additional membership benefit. Meeting handouts are available on the Members Only page.

Jewish Genealogy: 101 Resources for Finding Your Jewish Ancestors . . . . . . A Comprehensive Collection of Jewish Genealogy Resources

Ellis Island Database (Steve Morse One-Step)

Steve Morse website Link
New York passenger arrivals, 1892-1924

Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland


JewishGen Link
Primary web resource for Jewish genealogical information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to navigate the JewishGen website: A YouTube video JewishGen Video Link

Polish Genealogy Society
Accessing information in the Spanish archives.

NY Naturalization Research

Accessing U.S. District Court Naturalization Records

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Illinois State Genealogical Society

Illinois State Genealogical Society

Sephardic Genealogy Sources

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem Link
The central database of Shoah victims’ names


Avotaynu Link
Publisher of paid subscription products for researching Jewish genealogy, Jewish family trees or Jewish roots

Jewish Records Indexing-Poland

IAJGS International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives

An American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) database of anyone worldwide who has received JDC aid, financial or otherwise. Currently indexed material includes lists of people helped from 1914 to 1973. 

The JDC Archives documents the relief, rescue and rehabilitation activities.  Holdings include over 3 miles of text documents; over 100,000 photographs; a research library of 6,000 books; and approximately 1,500 audiovisual materials, including 200 oral histories.

History of Jews of Chicago - Online Book

Webpages by Stephen P. Morse

Stephen Morse website Link
This site contains tools for finding immigration records, census records, vital records, and for dealing with calendars, maps, foreign alphabets, and numerous other applications. Some of these tools fetch data from other websites but do so in more versatile ways than the search tools provided on those websites.

LDS Family History Library Catalog

Library Catalog Link
Searchable catalog of LDS records

Route to Roots Foundation Database

Route to Roots Link
Database of Eastern European archival records

Federation of Genealogical Societies

Federation of Genealogical

National Genealogy Society

StoryCorps SmartPhone App

The StoryCorps app—a free mobile application—seamlessly walks users through an interview by providing all the necessary tools for a wonderful experience. You will receive help preparing questions, finding the right environment for your conversation, recording a high-quality interview on your mobile device, sharing the finished product with friends and family, and uploading your conversation to the website.

Regional Special Interest Groups

Austria-Czech SIG

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Latvia SIG

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Belarus SIG

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Litvak SIG

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Bialystok Region

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Courland SIG

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Romania SIG

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Danzig/Gdansk SIG

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Early American SIG

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Sefard SIG

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French SIG

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Southern Africa SIG

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Galicia SIG

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Ukraine SIG

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German-Jewish SIG

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United Kingdom-Jewish Communities/Records

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Hungary SIG

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Kielce-Radom SIG

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