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  • 05/25/2023 9:11 AM | Anonymous

    Researcher examines Jewish communities in small Ohio towns

    Charita M. Goshay

    The Repository

    May 23, 2023

    Steubenville, OH once included a community of more than 1,000 Jewish people.  Chillicothe and New Philadelphia also had thriving Jewish communities. Researcher and Lancaster-native Austin David Reid is exploring the history of Ohio's Jewish communities in 16 small towns across the state. Check out the Canton Repository's coverage of his research, and learn more about these Jewish communities and why many have disappeared.

  • 05/15/2023 10:51 AM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    Topic: Solving Photo Mysteries

    Vol. VI, No. 5 - May, 2023

    Contributor: Robin Selinger, PhD (JGSC Board Member & Zoom Host)

    A common problem: You’ve inherited a historic family photo portrait that has no caption. How can you figure out who is pictured? Or you have only one precious photo of a beloved relative. Can you use it to find others in historical collections?

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  • 04/27/2023 4:25 PM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)


    Jewish Genealogy Society welcomes Hall of Fame members.

    Published: Apr. 27, 2023

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  • 04/25/2023 5:20 PM | Anonymous

    The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland named its inaugural class of hall of fame and honorees will be celebrated with the kickoff of the organization’s 40th anniversary.

  • 04/14/2023 8:54 AM | Anonymous
    The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) established its 2023 Stern/Stedman Grant Committee and issued a call for nominations.  The purpose of the Rabbi Malcolm Stern Grant and John Stedman Memorial Grant is to encourage institutions or organizations, Jewish or not, to pursue projects, activities, and acquisitions that provide new or enhanced resources to benefit Jewish genealogists.  For further information about the awards, please refer to the following pages on the IAJGS website:

    Award Rules and Criteria

    Stern/Stedman Award Criteria

    Grant Nomination Form

    The deadline for submission of the grant Nomination Form and supporting documentation is May 15, 2023, 7:00 pm EDT (US).

  • 04/11/2023 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    The Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland will ring in its 40th year with a celebration honoring its historical foundations while looking to the future. The event will highlight longtime volunteers and honorary co-chairs Russ Maurer and Amy Wachs.

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  • 04/01/2023 10:04 AM | Ron Gallagher (Administrator)

    TOPIC: The 1950 Census

    April 2023 (Vol. VI, No. 4)

    Contributor: Ken Bravo, JGSC Past President and IAJGS Past President

    The 1950 Census

    The US Census has its origins in Article I, Section 2 of the US Constitution which mandates an enumeration of the population every 10 years in order to determine the apportionment of members in the House of Representatives. The first census took place in 1790 and has been taken every decade since. Due to privacy concerns, federal law restricts the availability of census records for 72 years.

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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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