The JGSI Jewish Chicago Resource Portal (JCRP) is a searchable database that spans many Jewish Chicago sources. JCRP helps genealogists research their family history by subject - from "Anshes and Archives" to "Yeshivas and Yizkor Books" - by combining our historical records with public resources on Chicago's Jewish history.
JGSI is proud to offer free access to both members and non-members. This database is the result of many volunteer hours. New information is added over time, so please check back.
For additional information, see the links below.
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JGSI's subject database, JCRP, along with JJCD (our name database containing over 110,000 names of Jews who lived in Chicago), makes a great first place to look as you pursue your family history.
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We are always interested in new sources of information. If you wish to share any materials you found useful in your research, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.