Guide to Jewish Genealogy in Chicagoland

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Types of Records

Vital Records - records that pertain to death, marriage, or birth

Residence Records - records that help us locate where our ancestors lived including city directories, federal census, voter registration cards, and property records

Life in Jewish Chicago  - information about Jewish institutions including organizations, Jewish newspapers & periodicals, synagogue records, personal collections & oral histories, and the "old" neighborhood

Arrival Records  - information about individuals as they arrive and settle in the United States including naturalization, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), and ship arrivals

"Old Country" Information  - information concerning life in Europe including finding your ancestral home, sephardic research, and Holocaust research




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Last update:26 July 2016