The JGSI motto is "Members Helping Members Since 1981." The group has more than 300 members.
JGSI members also have access to useful and informative online family history research resources, including a members forum, more than 40 video recordings of past speakers' presentations, the free searchable JGSI Jewish Chicago Database, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI newsletter, and much more.
The JGSI library has more than 800 volumes of interest to Jewish family historians.
Those who join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois have access to several valuable members-only resources on the JGSI website.
At each regular JGSI monthly meeting, a genealogy "help desk" will operate prior to the main program.
For more information about the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois or the JGSI schedule of future events, visit jgsi.org or phone 312-666-0100.
has indexed the records of the Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery as part of the JGSI
Jewish Chicago Database (JJCD), and they can be searched at https://jgs.jgsi.org/jjcd.
This meeting will feature an annual report from JGSI's president, Debbie Kroopkin.
JGSI members Debbie Kroopkin, Bena Shklyanoy, David Sterlin and Martin Fischer will give "Kvell and Tell" presentations.
with short "Kvell and Tell" presentations about JGSI members' experiences using DNA testing.
Before May 20, early registration fees are $45 for JGSI members, $50 for nonmembers and $25 for students.