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

August 16, 2018
CJN - Canadian Jewish Network

Discovering Our Pasts – CJN Posting

Judy Kasman, President of JGS Toronto wrote a letter to the editor of the Canadian Jewish News that succinctly states benefits of membership to the society.  Judy’s letter can be accessed by going to CJN – Discovering Our Pasts
August 14, 2018

Something Borrowed – Celebrating Jewish Weddings At the Canadian Jewish Archives

Something Borrowed Celebrating Weddings at the Ontario Jewish Archives Life cycle events such as weddings figure quite prominently in the collections of the Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA). Photographs along with textual records such as invitations, rabbi registries and ketubot (Jewish marriage contracts) are incredibly rich evidence of the growing Jewish […]
August 3, 2018

Courses in Genealogy Available Through Toronto Public Library

Here is a recent listing of courses in genealogy that are now available through the Toronto Public Library System.  These courses are co-sponsored by the Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto Public Library and Family Search:   https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT24046&R=EVT24046 https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT24038&R=EVT24038 https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT24056&R=EVT24056
July 24, 2018

Vernadsky National Library

The Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine is the main academic library and main scientific library information center of the Ukraine and one of the world’s 20  largest national libraries.  It is located in Kiev Ukraine.  The Jewish Archive at the Vernadsky Library is celebrating its centennial this year and has […]

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