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Chicago jewish post & opinion 

One of the most notable recent accomplishments of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois was the digitization of The Chicago Jewish Post & Opinion newspaper to create a free, searchable online database as part of the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections website.

The database, derived from nine microfilm reels, was co-funded by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and JGSI, which used part of a bequest from the estate of Peggy Morrow, z"l, former long-time editor of Morasha.

If your Jewish ancestors or other relatives lived in the Chicago area during the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s, The Chicago Jewish Post & Opinion database may mention them somewhere in the 831 issues published from August 1962 to December 1981. It can be easily searched for free at https://tinyurl.com/9rmam6dy.

Additional in-depth information regarding this publication was featured in an article by Martin Fischer  published in Morasha - Spring 2022 (Volume XXXIX, Number 1).

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