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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

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  • 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.

  • 11/22/2022 11:20 AM | Anonymous

    The recording of the Nov 13, 2022 2-part hybrid program, “Exploring DNA Testing for Genealogy Research” with Gil Bardige is now available for viewing by members along with Gil's two handouts.  Click here.

  • 11/10/2022 6:17 PM | Anonymous

    Take advantage of free access to Fold3® records collections this Veterans Day and explore nearly 600 million records from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, and more. Members, refer to Ben Kempner's October program on researching military records for tips on using Fold3®.

    *Access to the records on Fold3® will be free until 13 Nov 2022 at 11:59 p.m. MT. Registration required. After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view records using a paid Fold3® membership.

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