Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois


 
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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. We serve as a resource for the worldwide community to research their Chicago area Jewish roots.
We conduct monthly meetings with speakers on a wide range of topics. We provide access to research materials in our library, publish a newsletter - Morasha - maintain an online searchable death index.

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Program: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Program starts 2 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.
Mike Karsen presents an update on Chicago-area Jewish genealogy resources.
“Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland-What’s New” . . . will be the topic of a presentation by genealogist Mike Karsen. He will deliver a comprehensive presentation covering how to find the records and resources available today to discover your Jewish roots in Chicagoland. He will describe a wide range of records and research resources including cemeteries, death certificates, death notices/obits, marriage records, birth records, and city directories. How to locate your ancestor’s naturalization records, which are essential for any genealogical researcher, will also be covered along with some uniquely Jewish resources. Today, with so many records available online, you hardly have to leave your home to research your Chicago roots. Case studies will be utilized to demonstrate the research process.

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Reprinted By Popular Demand!

The second printing of the award-winning

A Translation Guide
to 19th-Century Polish-Language Civil-Registration Documents
(including Birth, Marriage and Death Records)

Did your family live in Poland prior to 1868? This book not only helps you determine if birth, death and marriage records exist, but helps you acquire copies and then translate them.

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