Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois

"Members helping members since 1981"
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, October 25, 2015
Program starts 2:00 p.m. at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook.

“The Greenebaum Family: From the Rheinpfalz to Chicago”
will be the topic of a presentation by Joan Adler, executive director of the Straus Historical Society in New York, at a special joint meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois and the Chicago Jewish Historical Society.  Adler’s talk will illuminate the Greenebaum family’s history, both in Germany and then in America and will touch upon the factors that contributed to their success.

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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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