Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois


Using the JewishGen website to research your family genealogy

The JewishGen website has a great deal of Jewish genealogy information, resources, databases, and research tools.  If you have not used their website you are encouraged to follow the three steps listed on their FIRST TIMER webpage - the link below has access to more detail explanations and information.

  Step 1. Interview Family Members

  Step 2. Take the JewishGen Basic Genealogy Course

  Step 3. Register for the JewishGen Family Finder feature (JGFF)

  Step 4. Join JewishGen Discussions Groups

Selected Resources & Research Tools:

   Yizkor Books Project

    KehilaLinks Project

    Family Pages Project

    View Mate Project

Selected General Databases

Family Tree of the Jewish People (FTJP)

JewishGen Communities Database

JewishGen Gazetter

Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

JewishGen's Holocaust Database

Selected Country Databases

Selected Regional Special Interest Groups

Access The JewishGen Blog (LINK)

Select this link to access the JewishGen website 'FIRST TIMER' information.

Select this link to access the JewishGen HOME PAGE

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