Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois


 
JGSI Research Library

JGSI has an extensive library focused on resources of interest to Jewish genealogists residing in the Chicagoland area. Browse over 800 books in person at our monthly meetings, check out books, and visit our catalog online. We have information on specific families as well as past and present Jewish communities around the world. 


Our library is open every Sunday that we have a program at Temple Beth-El. Library hours are 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. (The programs begin at 2:00 pm.) For more information or to volunteer, call Belle Holman at 847-679-1995 or e-mail her at Library@jgsi.org


Subjects covered by our library include:

Biographies

Chicago

Family histories

Gazetteers

Holocaust

Illinois

Immigration

Landsmenschaften

Maps

Military

Naturalization

New York

Passenger Lists

Research Guides

Sephardim

Surnames

Syllabus (from Jewish Genealogy Conferences)

Synagogues

Translation Guide

World War II

Yearbooks

Yizkor Book

as well as many resources for specific countries of interest



JGSI has many wonderful books and maps including:

Books:

     
       

Guidebook for Sephardic and Oriental Genealogical Sources in Israel

Tagger, Mathilde; Kerem, Yitzchak

394p. 2006

 

Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy

Sack and Mokotoff, editors

608p. 2004

 

In Their Words: Genealogist'sTranslation Guide,Vol.II, Russian Documents

Shea, Jonathen ; Hoffman, William

486p. 2002

 

The Jews of Lithuania; 1326-1945

Greenbaum, Marsha

405p. 1995

 

Genealogical Gazetteer 0f the Kingdom of Hungary

Auslander, Jordan

509p. 2005

 

Polish Sources at the Central Archives for the History of Jewish People

Volovici; Medykowski; Assouline; Lukin

300p. 2004

 

The Lurie Legacy: The House of Davidic Royal Descent

Rosensten, Dr. Neil

389p. 2004

 

Dictionary of Sephardic Surnames

Faiguenboim; Valadares; Campgnano

527p. 2003

 

Dictionary of Jewish Names from Galicia

Beider, Alexander

600p. 2004

 

Dictionary of German-Jewish Surnames

Menk, Lars

795p. 2005

 

German Minority Census of 1939

Edlund, Thomas

55p. 1996

 

Library Resources for German-Jewish Genealogy

Ellmann-Kruger; Luft, Edward

80p. 1998

 

The Naturalized Jews of the Grand Duchy of0020Posen in 1834-1835

Luft, Edward David

277p. 2004 Revised Edition

A Field Guide to Visiting a Jewish Cemetery

Segal, Rabbi Joseph

236 p. 2005

 

German Name Change Gazetteer Vol.1

635p. 1931

 

German Name Change Gazetteer Vol. 2

532p.

 

2007 Jewish Genealogy Conf. Syllabus

IAJGS, 650 p.

2007

 
       
       

Maps:

     
       

Pale of Settlement Including the Kingdom of Poland: 1794

Avotynu, Inc.

2003

 

Austro-Hungarian Empire Group:

Jonathan Sheppard Books

 

1. Austrian Empire circa 1875

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2. East Central Provinces: Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia 1814

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3. Hungary and part of Siebenburgen 1845

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Czechoslovakia Group:

     

1.Bohemia, Silesia, Moravia, Lusatia 1794

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2.East Central Provinces: Bohemia, Moravia. Silesia 1844

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Eastern Europe World War I Era:

     

1. Russian Baltic Provinces 1914

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2. Eastern Europe1915

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3.Carpathians: Roumania, part of Balkans 1916

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Early Germany:

     

1. Germany circa 1760

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2. Germany 1766

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3. Germany 1780

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4. Germany 1805

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Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia:

     

1. Baltic States 1845

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2. Russian Baltic Provinces 1914

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Poland:

     

1. Poland 1799 & earlier divisions

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2. Poland 1817

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Russia:

     

1. Russia in Europe 1845 (2 maps)

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2. Black Sea Settlements Before 1918

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3.West Russia 1835

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4.. South-West Russia 1860

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