About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

Established as a registered charitable organization, JGS Toronto provides a forum for the exchange of genealogical knowledge and information through this website and also via its newsletter, Shem Tov, its collection of books at the Toronto Reference Library, regular monthly presentations, workshops and Special Interest Groups.

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Jewish Genealogical News

January 27, 2018
Carol Brook on CTV News

Jewish Genealogy on CTV News, 27 Jan 2018

CTV News Toronto included a segment for International Holocaust Remembrance Day in their January 27, 2018 broadcast at 6:00pm, and rebroadcast at 11:30pm. The presentation featured JGST member Carol Brook and her search for descendants of her relatives who were separated by the events of that terrible time.
January 27, 2018
Toronto Jewish Families History Project

Toronto Jewish Families History Project (TJFHP)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto, in partnership with MyHeritage, is pleased to announce completion of the first phase of the Toronto Jewish Families History Project (TJFHP) and the opening of a searchable on-line database of more than 2,700 names. The project is based on the hypothesis that many of […]
January 26, 2018

JGST Launches a Private Facebook Group

Shoshana Schwartz has launched a closed/private JGST Facebook group. This is a very secure area that allows our members to communicate with each other and share valuable resources and tips on how to overcome brick walls. In the short week that it has been up we have had many members […]
January 25, 2018

Group Tour to Poland in Conjunction with the IAJGS Conference in August, 2018

Mel & Deana Fishman, licensed travel professionals, amateur genealogists and members of the Toronto Jewish Genealogy Society are planning a GROUP tour to Poland in conjunction with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) conference in Warsaw August 5-10, 2018. Our group tour will arrive in Warsaw on August […]

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