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  • 03/20/2023 1:16 PM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland was founded in 1983 and is marking its 40th anniversary April 22 and 23.

    Society President, Deborah Katz, is pleased to announce that long-time JGSC volunteers Russ Maurer and Amy Wachs will serve as the 40th anniversary honorary co-chairs.

    The JGSC is working in partnership with the Cuyahoga West Chapter, Ohio Genealogy Society; the Cuyahoga Valley Chapter, OGS; and the North East Ohio Genealogy Round Table, which is a cooperative group of the leadership of societies and organizations interested in family history and genealogy including the counties of Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Summit and Trumbull. The collaboration will make hybrid presentations available to members and the public at no charge.


  • 03/06/2023 5:40 PM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    March 2023 Research Tip of the Month

    TOPIC: The Memory Lab at CCPL

    March 2023 (Vol. VI, No. 3)

    As genealogists we all know how family stories can get lost over time and the importance of preserving our precious photos, documents, films, audio recordings and artifacts. That’s why having a resource like the Memory Lab housed at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library is so invaluable.

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  • 02/06/2023 2:24 PM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    February 2023 Research Tip of the Month

    TOPIC: Ports of Entry to the United States

    February 2023 (Vol. VI, No. 2)

    This month’s tip examines how to use ports of entry to locate a ship manifest. Two common myths of Jewish genealogy are that the family name was changed at Ellis Island and that “all of my relatives came through Ellis Island.” Names were not changed at Ellis Island and all immigrants did not arrive at Ellis Island.

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  • 01/06/2023 12:33 PM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    January 2023: Research Tip of the Month

    TOPIC: Using Social Media To Solve Genealogical Puzzles

    January 2023 (Vol. VI, No. 1)

    Information about our ancestors can often be found by connecting to living relatives, especially more distant ones. Using social media is a good way to find and make these connections...

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  • 01/02/2023 6:25 PM | Anonymous

    The 9th season of “Finding Your Roots” premieres January 3 at 8 pm ET on PBS. Celebrities including Carol Burnett, Jeff Daniels, and Julia Roberts will uncover family secrets and lost ancestors during shows led by renowned scholar, Dr. Henry Louis Gates. At the same time, Season 10 production is underway and is looking for a non-celebrity viewer to feature. The show is seeking applicants who are 21 or older, reside in the United States, and have a family mystery for the Finding Your Roots team to solve. To be considered, visit, read the “Casting Terms,” and complete the online application.

  • 12/27/2022 3:57 PM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    Please note, we have added a new "Food and Recipes" section in our website. We just made the first post... a tasty latke recipe from Deb's cousin, Chef Doug Katz. Check it out here.

  • 12/12/2022 10:15 AM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    We hope you will find the December Research Tip of the Month, “Changes in The Global Home for Jewish Genealogy” by Sylvia Abrams helpful in your genealogy research.

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  • 12/10/2022 6:42 PM | Anonymous

    Visit “The Ten Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century” by Andy Warhol at The Temple Tiffereth Israel in Beachwood, OH.  For a sneak peak, check out the Dec 9, 2022 episode of PBS's Applause that featured the exhibit in the first 8 minutes of the show.

  • 12/09/2022 11:12 AM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    The December 7, 2022 Annual Meeting recording is now available to Members Only. 

    Annual Meeting: Help Us Kickoff our 2023 Membership Drive and Take a Quick Tour of Our Online Home

    CLICK HERE to login and view the recording.

  • 12/06/2022 10:34 PM | Anonymous

    Jeanette Kuvin Oren, designer and artist of this year's USPS Hanukkah stamp, has provided her artwork as a zoom background to the Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland.  You can show your Hanukkah spirit and download it now.  Jeanette is also offering a promo code, HANUKKAH, to get 18% off any project on her website page:  Read this Cleveland Jewish News article for some background information on Jeanette and this project.

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