Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois

Join Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois (JGSI)

Benefits of Membership:

  • Learn from expert lecturers at monthly meetings.
  • Learn from our experts at monthly help desk.
  • Research your famlies in our library, which contains over 800 reference works.
  • Receive Morasha, our journal on Jewish genealogy.
  • Access JGSI’s Chicago Jewish databases.
  • Receive E-News, for monthly electronic meeting reminders and latest research updates.
  • Network and share with other genealogists in “members helping members” discussions.

If you are a beginner and need help, members can assist you. If you would like to be put on our e-mail list, please click here.

Click here for the membership application:

JGSI Volunteer Opportunites

We need help in the areas of web-design, automated mailings, automated dues billing/collection, database design, on-line publishing and other high tech capabilities.
Please call Mike Karsen at 847-803-4446 or email him at .

JGSI is looking for volunteers to work on our newsletter, Morasha.  Please call Mike Karsen at 847-803-4446 or email him at .

If you are experienced using the Internet for genealogical research, we can use your help.  If you are available occasionally to assist in staffing our computer help desk, please email or call 312-666-0100

JGSI is looking for help with the online death index project. We are looking for coordinators for the following cemeteries: Westlawn and Kehelth Jacob. The coordinator would answer e-mail inquiries about the cemetery. We are also interested in acquiring additional data on death records from the Chicago Jewish community. Please e-mail us at to help.

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