Free webinar Sunday, Oct. 25, about Chicago-area Jewish genealogy research resources #announcements #jgs-iajgs #usa

Martin Fischer

“Resources for Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland—What’s New” will be the topic of a talk by genealogist Mike Karsen for the Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois virtual meeting. The webinar, which will begin at 2 p.m. CDT, will be preceded at 1 p.m. CDT by a genealogy question-and-answer discussion. 
To register/RSVP for this free event, go to After registering, registrants will receive a link to join the meeting.

This webinar will be recorded so that JGSI’s paid members who are unable to view it live will be able to view the recording later in the members-only section of the JGSI website.  

This event will feature JGSI past president Mike Karsen giving his annual update covering various resources to discover your Jewish roots in Chicagoland. He will discuss 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 research project, 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. 

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots.  

The JGSI motto is “Members Helping Members Since 1981.” The group has more than 300 members. 

Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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