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Blank Forms

We have added two blank forms for members to use for documenting information about their families.

Our 3 generation Pedigree Chart allows you to list the names of an individual, and his/her parents and grandparents, along with the dates and places of birth, marriage, and death for each.

Our Family Group Chart provides a form to list a couple and up to four of their children on a single page.  There are spaces for inserting the names, birth, death, and marriage dates and places,  and parents' names for the couple, and the name, gender, and spouse's name, along with the birth, death, and marriage dates and places for each of the children.

We have also created a Relationship Chart that allows you to determine how you are related to another person in your family through 9 generations.

JewishGen: The Home of Jewish Genealogy

Created to assist those researching their Jewish ancestry and based on the concept of free sharing of information, JewishGen is staffed primarily by volunteers. It is now an affiliate of the Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.

JDC Archives

The JDC Archives, hold the institutional records of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). The JDC Archives document the rescue, relief, and rehabilitation activities of the JDC from its founding in 1914 to the present. They offer resources for genealogists, family historians, and scholarly researchers alike.

The JDC Names Index is a database where one can search for names of relatives, friends, ancestors; anyone worldwide who has received JDC aid, financial or otherwise. Currently indexed material includes lists of people helped from 1914 to 1973. While this is a substantial sampling of names on lists in our records, it is by no means the entire collection. In the future, additional lists will be included.


"The largest collection of family history records on the web." Searchable US Census collections, 1790 - 1930, immigration data, searchable birth, marriage and death records, and more.

A five-minute guide to Jewish Genealogical Research

A very useful section of the Avotaynu (our fathers) website.

Cyndi's List Jewish Resources

A huge, well organized and annotated collection of links to genealogical sites on a website started by Cyndi Howells in 1996.


Avotaynu, Inc. publishers products and information of interest to persons who are researching Jewish genealogy, Jewish family trees and Jewish roots. Publishes AVOTAYNU, the International Review of Jewish Genealogy.

International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies

We are members of this independent non-profit umbrella organization of the more than 75 national and local Jewish genealogical societies around the world. The IAJGS website includes current and past issues of their newsletter.

The Dachau List

David Cooper of the Cleveland JGS translated this list of more than 2,800 Dachau "residents" and the possessions removed from them.

Abba Hillel Silver

Developed by a CJGS member, this is the only website dedicated to Cleveland's Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver (1893-1963).

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