Memorial Plaques Indexing

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Toronto is a participant in this project. The International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) and JewishGen have announced a worldwide crowdsourcing challenge to photograph and transcribe Yahrzeit memorial plaques. The project, called MEMPLAQ in short, is starting now.

Tracing Our Roots – Telling Our Story was our society’s Twenty-fifth Anniversary project

It is an anthology of over 45 compelling and entertaining contributions, written by members of our society.

The themes include tales of research and discovery, escape, struggle, family reunion, growing up, lives led. Some will make you laugh, some will have you reminisce and a few may even make you weep.

Winner of 2013 IAJGS Award for Outstanding Publication by a Member Organization.
Copies may be purchased at the discounted price of $18.00 (Supplies are limited), by emailing our Secretary, Adena Glasner at [email protected] Or leave a message at 647-247-6414.


This project is currently inactive and looking for a co-ordinator and volunteers

Digital Cemetery Records

We have submitted basic burial records for about 71,000 graves from each of the twelve Jewish cemeteries in the GTA to the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

We have completed the digital photography for both Jones Avenue and  Pape Avenue (Holy Blossom or Jews’ Cemetery) and Dawes Rd. Cemeteries. In Jan 2012, JOWBR posted about 7,800 digital photographs of these headstones.

Most other cemeteries have also been photographed.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the photography or preparation of photographs for submission to JOWBR, please contact our project coordinator at: [email protected]

Yad Vashem Central Database of Shoah Victims’ Names

Click on the Central Database Link below to retrieve information and material about the Yad Vashem Database and the 11th hour names recovery campaign.

Future Project Ideas

If you have an idea for a project, please submit it to: [email protected]