Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


What's NEW

NEW - The 2021 edition of our Membership Directory is now available for download by members.
Please download a copy, and check your entry to verify the information is correct and complete.

NEW - A recording of the April program, "The History, Adoption, and Regulation of Jewish Surnames in the Russian Empire" is now available for viewing by members. Click Here.

NEW - The April Research Tip and all the previous Tips are now available for download by members. Click Here.

The Winter edition of the KOL newsletter is now available for download by members. Click Here.

Our Next Virtual meeting and program
will be on
Wednesday, MAy 5, 2021 - starting at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, May 5, 2021- 7:00 pm

"Researching your Litvak roots with LitvakSIG and More"
Presented by Judy Baston

Do you want to know more about your Litvak heritage? LitvakSIG's searchable All Lithuania Database (ALD) provides the primary foundation for Litvak genealogical research, with translations of more than 2.2 million Jewish records, census and vital records key among them. Also in the ALD are records in Lithuanian archives for a number of towns in Belarus and Poland. This presentation will survey the LitvakSIG database and website, as well as other major resources for Litvak research, such as JewishGen, Yad Vashem and district research groups. Learn how to determine what records are available and how to read and analyze your findings to achieve an optimal outcome.

Judy Baston

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Future programs

At the present time, all programs through the end of 2021 will be scheduled as virtual meetings. We will post updates if there are any new developments.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021- 7:00 pm

A Story of Rose’s: Creating a Personal Narrative to Remember and Investigate
Presented by Larry Volk

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021- 7:00 pm

Program Title to be Announced
Presented by Crista Cowan

Wednesday, August 11, 2021- 7:00 pm

Wednesday, September 1, 2021- 7:00 pm

"The American Jewish Cousins Clubs and Family Circles as a Genealogical Resource"
Presented by Robinn Magid

Wednesday, October 6, 2021- 7:00 pm

November, 2021 - Date and Time To Be Determined

Wednesday, December 1, 2021- 7:00 pm
Annual Meeting and Election of 2022 Officers and Directors


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