Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland

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This website is organized with two cross-referenced guides. Types of Records can help you solve a specific problem.  For example, if you are trying to find information about the death of an individual, by going to the Types of Records page, you will find what types of records are available and where to find them. When you click on a specific resource, you will be taken to its description on this site. You will then be able to review the information about that site and decide whether to call, personally visit, e-mail, or continue your online research by clicking on their website.

On the other hand, if you know what resource you are looking for but need help finding information about it (address, phone, fax, e-mail, website), then just click Resource Locations and you will be guided to the location by going to the specific category of location (cemetery, funeral home, government, general) or by going to an Alphabetical Index of all locations. We have attempted not to duplicate all of the information about a specific resource that is maintained on the resource's own website by providing only a summary of the description of resources and access to records and fees. These locations are divided between "In Chicagoland" and "Beyond Chicagoland." Within each of the regions, the locations are described further and it is specified whether it is a location that is of primary interest to the Jewish researcher or those which are of use to general genealogists.

A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page is also provided to answer questions that do not fit into any of the other pages. In addition, a compiled bibliography can be found on Reference Materials page.

Please e-mail us how this site has helped you discover your family history!

If you have other questions, just Ask Mike Karsen.



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Last update:26 July 2016