Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland


Research Requests

Members of the Society are happy to assist out-of-town researchers trying to locate their Cleveland roots. Our research committee members guide researchers to institutions, web sites, and other resources to find genealogical information.

When writing us with a question, please download and fill out our Research Request Form, and attach the completed form to your e-mail. Send the form and your message to our Research Chair at

The last two items on the form:

  • "What resources have you used specific to what you already have/know?" and
  • "What documented information do you already have?"

are vital so that we do not duplicate work you've already done. Since the form is a word processor document, feel free to supply as much information as possible. The spaces will expand as you type.

If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 2 days, please send a follow-up directly to the research chair at

We are willing to do up to one hour's worth of free research. If you would like to make a donation in appreciation, please note the reason, and send a check payable to JGS of Cleveland to:

  • Linda Schoenberg, Treasurer
  • Jewish Genealogy Society of Cleveland
  • 27100 Cedar Road
  • Beachwood, OH 44122

or utilize PayPal, by clicking on the button below.