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A Notice to our Members and Supporters

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland adopted bylaws in 2011 by which to organize and operate the society. The bylaws were revised July 11, 2018, and we are seeking to better align them with our current practices; clarify and standardize the language; and eliminate redundancy. We are posting our mission statement to begin the process. Thank you!

The purpose of the JGSC is to:

  • promote interest in researching family genealogy and in the collection of family documents, history, and records;
  • provide education to the organization's members and the Cleveland Jewish community about genealogical research information;
  • assist people in conducting Jewish genealogy research; and maintain a Jewish genealogical library

JGS Cleveland Bylaws as Amended – July 11, 2018, Article I, Section 2


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Comparing and Choosing Genealogy Software with Chuck Weinstein

Chuck Weinstein has been tracing his family history for more than thirty years. A Past President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island, Chuck has also been active with JewishGen for over 28 years. In that time, he has served as a Moderator for the JewishGen Discussion Group, Director of KehilaLinks, and is now on the Board of the JewishGen Ukraine Research Division. His own family tree goes back to the 15th century...

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Are you interested in learning more about your family history, your Jewish roots, and your Cleveland connections? Your membership assists us in providing current services and planning for the future.  

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Getting to Know: Old Jewish Cleveland

Do you remember family cousin clubs? the Glenville and Kinsman neighborhoods? the Jewish Orphanage? Mt. Sinai Hospital? the Alsbacher Document? Simson Thorman? In the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History: Jews and JudaismSean Martin, PhD, JGSC Board member and Associate Curator for Jewish History, Western Reserve Historical Society provides a good starting point for your Cleveland research. 

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JGSC offers monthly programs open to members and non-members on a variety of topics applicable to Jewish genealogy and research.  Please check the program listings for time, location and format.  Advance registration required.  A special thank you to The Temple-Tifereth Israel Hartzmark Library for hosting our new in-person Genealogy Discussion Group and Coffee Talk.  Please stop by.

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