Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


What's NEW

A recording of the August 5th webinar can now be viewed by members. Click Here.

A recording of the July 8th virtual meeting session can now be viewed.  Click here.

The Summer 2020 edition of The Kol can now be downloaded by members.

At the present time, all programs will be scheduled as virtual meetings.
We will post updates if there are any new developments.

Our Next Virtual program
will be on
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Family Tree Maker

Presented by Duff Wilson
Software MacKIev, Inc.

Duff will give an overview of the features of Family Tree Maker, and demonstrate the program, whihch is a product of MacKiev Software. MacKiev will offer discounted prices on Family Tree Maker to the attendees of the event, and will give one attendee a free copy at the end of the presentation.


This program will be free and open to the public, but space may be limited.
Priority will be given to members of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.
We will be using the Zoom app, so you may watch, listen and participate from the comfort of your own home.

Preregistration is required, and must be requested by NOON on September 9th.

To preregister, send an email message with your Name, Email address, current location, and Zip Code, by clicking here:

After you register, you will receive an email reply acknowledging receipt of your message. Once we have established the details for joining the meeting, we will forward those details, including a link and passcode to each registrant.

If you have any problems registering for the program, please contact:

Click here for more information.

Materials from the July 8, 2020 Webinar
The Problem of “Grave” Errors in our Cemeteries
Presented by Rabbi Akiva Feinstein

To view the MP4 Video recording, Click Here.

Note: Clicking on the MP4 link will open the file and begin showing the recording, which is about 2 hours in length. The session begins after the first 40 seconds of the recording.

To download a copy of the slides used during the session, Click Here.

The complete "Deciphering Jewish Gravestones" report can be viewed online at or downloaded from

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Announcing the IAJGS 2020 Virtual Conference on Jewish Genealogy!

The IAJGS 2020 Conference on Jewish Genealogy will be held from Monday, 10 August, through Thursday, 13 August, on a virtual platform. Brainstorming and Connectivity will be the focus as we present four days of live, streamed sessions on broad topics presented as plenary sessions, panels, and webinars. Meeting rooms will be provided for Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Birds-of-a-Feather (BOFs) to help gather our world-wide audience. The Pre-Recorded Video Archive available to conference registrants for up to 60 days after the virtual conference will offer an even wider range of specialized presentations beyond the scheduled, live sessions.

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 Future Meeting Schedule
For details, click here

The balance of our schedule, as shown below, is tentative only
All sessions will be held as virtual meetings via ZOOM until further notice.
Monday, August 10, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020
IAJGS 2020 Conference on Jewish Genealogy
(Virtual sessions)
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 7:00 pm Family Tree Maker
Duff Wilson
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 7:00 pm Why you should examine original records, and how to find them
Russ Maurer
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 1:30 pm Why Cleveland? Finding Answers in the
Industrial Removal Office Records
Renée K. Carl
Co-sponsored by Siegel Lifelong Learning of CWRU
Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 1:30 pm Annual Meeting
Board Election
"Brick Wall" session with a Panel of Experts

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so your gifts may be deductible for income tax purposes.
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