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 8, 2019

International Tracing Service – Files Discovered

The International Tracing Service (ITS) uncovered a card index of photographs of survivors from the former Dachau concentration camp of about 2,000 photographs dating from the first year following the war. The card file had gone unnoticed for decades. It was created for those Nazi victims who needed certificates of […]
December 11, 2018

JGS Toronto Partners With The Song Shul

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto partners with The Song Shul for Family History Shabbat on Saturday, February 16th, 2019.  Come and experience the link between music and genealogy. Musically inspirational Shabbat service, featuring Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers. At Bialik Hebrew Day School, 2760 Bathurst Street, […]
December 9, 2018

Detroit Free Press – Access to Digital Archives

  The new home for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive is the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. This is a free searchable database containing over 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News. The Detroit Jewish News covers 1942 to the […]
November 20, 2018

IAJGS Conference 2019

The IAJGS International Conference will be held in Cleveland July 27 – August 2nd.  Stay tuned for information regarding registration and call for papers.

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