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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

April 23, 2018

Family History Centers – Updates

Local Family History Center and Family Search Affiliate Libraries Toronto Ontario Family History Center 24 Ferrand Drive North York, ON  M3C 3V4 Telephone:  416-422-5480 ext. 111 Hours:         Thursday: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Website:      http://torontofhc.blogspot.ca **  Please be advised that the Toronto Family History Centre is closed temporarily due to technical difficulties.  […]
April 21, 2018

The Tailor Project – You Can Help

Canadian immigration policy was extremely restrictive until 1947 and displaced people who had lost everything in World War II  were not given any different status than other economic immigrants.  In 1947 Canada amended its immigration policy due to the postwar economic boom, which created a labor shortage including in the […]
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 […]

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