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Benefits of membership

With JGSI, you’ll find lots of opportunities and resources to assist you in your family history research.

Learn from expert lecturers, get individual help at our help desk, use our 800 volume reference library at monthly meetings, access the JGSI Jewish Chicago Database (data from cemeteries, memorial plaques, obituaries, and Chicago Jewish institutions), meet other genealogists (and possibly relatives!).

When you become a member of JGSI, you get even more:

  • Check-out privileges for material from our Library
  • Morasha, our Jewish genealogy newsletter (3 issues per year) with online access to current and prior issues
  • Access to members-only databases, such as Jewishdata.com (gravestone images from Jewish cemeteries and other records)
  • Video recordings of past presentations and downloadable handouts
  • Online access to handouts from our past full-day genealogy conferences
  • Online membership directory (receive individual research help using the “members helping members” feature)
  • Interactive Members Forum (ask and answer questions and read discussions)
  • Participation in the JGSI DNA project (See your DNA results aggregated with those of other members.)
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