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Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


What's NEW

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

A recording of the July webinar, "Jewish Resources on Ancestry" is now available for viewing by members. Click Here.

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

We have added a new webpage to the site, (Click here) with announcements about webinars and  other activities sponsored by other organizations that nay be of interest to our members.  If you know of an activity that would be adding to the list, send  note to Webmaster@JGSCleveland.org

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.


Our Next Virtual meeting and webinar
will be on
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - starting at 7:00 pm


The Holocaust Art Recovery Initiative:
Exposing and Addressing the Historic Injustice of Nazi Looted Artwork

Presented by Jonathan H. Schwartz, Esq.

This discussion will examine the ongoing injustice of unreturned artwork stolen by the Nazis and their collaborators, which has been called the “greatest displacement of art in human history.” As part of the discussion, we will look at legislative efforts to address the problem, the recent Supreme Court decision in Republic of Hungary v Simon which decimated art-recovery efforts in U.S. Courts, and the recent discovery of “smoking gun” government documents exposing the theft of thousands of pieces of still-missing 0000 000000000 artwork from Jewish communities in Hungary. Importantly, we will discuss how genealogists can help in the effort to reclaim a missing part of Jewish cultural identity.

Jonathan H. Schwartz, Esq.

Click here for more information.

Future programs

All programs through the end of 2021 will be scheduled as virtual webinars.
We will post updates if there are any new developments.

Sunday, August 1, 2021 - Thursday, August 5, 2021

IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

CLICK HERE for details

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

The What and When of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Records
Presented by Marian Smith

Sunday, November 14, 2021
Session 1: 1:30-2:30 pm
Session 2: 3:00-4:00 pm

2-part program in partnership with the
Case Western Reserve University
Laura and Alvin Siegal Lifelong Learning Program

One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools
Case Study: A Complete Genealogy Starting From Nothing
Presented by Steve Morse

Stephen Morse

Session 1: One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools

The One-Step website started out as an aid for finding passengers in the Ellis Island database. Shortly afterwards it was expanded to help with searching in the 1930 census. Over the years, it has continued to evolve and today includes about 300 web-based tools divided into 16 separate categories ranging from genealogical searches to astronomical calculations to last-minute bidding on e-bay This presentation will describe the range of tools available and highlights of each.

Session 2: Case Study: A Complete Genealogy Starting From Nothing

This lecture presents a case study using the One-Step Webpages as well as other websites to develop a family history. It illustrates how, with a minimal amount of initial information, an entire genealogy can be obtained. It also shows how to obtain records in spite of name misspelling and how to avoid accepting wrong information.

NOTE: This program will be free for members of
Siegal Lifelong Learning and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
There will be a charge of $5.00 for each session for other attendees.

Registration will be managed online by Case Western Reserve University-Siegal Lifelong Learning.
To register for Session 1, Click here.
To register for Session 2, Click here.
To attend both sessions, please click both of the links, then click the "Checkout" link and follow the instructions that will appear.

You may also register by phone at 216-368-2090 or 216-368-2091

Click here for more information.

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

Using Facial Recognition Tools to Identify
Unnamed Ancestors for Genealogical Research
Presented by Scott Genzer


Donations are welcome. We are an I.R.S. 501(c)(3) organization,
so your gifts may be deductible for income tax purposes.
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