About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

Established as a registered charitable organization, JGS Toronto provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and information through this website, its newsletter, The Shem Tov, and through its collection of books at the Toronto Reference Library, regular monthly lectures, workshops and special interest groups.

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Jewish Genealogical News

September 15, 2017

2018 Post Warsaw Symposium

“The Jews of Maramures” 2018-post Warsaw symposium
September 14, 2017

Lara Diamond’s Blog

Lara Diamond is a very accomplished genealogist who has a very successful blog. Lara covers in detail the methodologies that she has employed to track the geographic movements of her family who, for the most part, were from the Ukraine. She also gives a lot of tips on using DNA […]
September 14, 2017

New Season – Finding Your Roots

Those who attended the 37th IAJGS Conference in Orlando last week and attended the banquet had the experience of hearing Henry Louis Gates, Jr. who treated us to the premiere of the coming attraction for the new season of Finding Your Roots which begins on October 3 on your local […]
September 7, 2017

It’s Not the Warsaw You Think

For those of you who are considering attending the IAJGS Conference next August 2018, this article in the New York Jewish Week is worth a read.

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