Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


What's NEW

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

A recording of the June webinar, "A Story of Rose’s: Creating a Personal Narrative to Remember and Investigate" is now available for viewing by members, along with a PDF copy of the slides shown during the presentation. 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

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, July 7, 2021 - starting at 7:00 pm

Wednesday, July 7, 2021- 7:00 pm

Jewish Resources on Ancestry
Presented by Crista Cowan

With more than 24 billion online records, twice as many as any other online genealogy company, Ancestry has a lot to offer Jewish family history researchers. Join Crista Cowan for a look at records in the U.S., Canada, and England specific to Jewish immigrants as well as tips for researching the millions of JewishGen records, Holocaust records, and other European records from the 18th and 19th century for those of Jewish descent. She'll add a few tips for successful searching as well.

Crista Cowen

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, August 11, 2021- 7:00 pm

Holocaust Art Recovery Initiative
Presented by Jonathan Schwartz

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
Starting Time To Be Determined (EARLY AFTERNOON)
Note the special date and time

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

  1. One-Step Webpages: A Potpourri of Genealogical Search Tools
  2. Case Study: Genealogy of Renee Kaufman

Presented by Steve Morse

This program will be free for members of
Siegal Lifelong Learning and the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
There will be a charge for other attendees.

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


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so your gifts may be deductible for income tax purposes.
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