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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

March 14, 2019

From Auschwitz to Ambleside

Visitors to Lake District in England might wish to visit the Windermere Library, Windermere Cumbria where there is an exhibition on children who survived the Holocaust to “find peace and tranquility living amidst a unique community at the heart of the Lake District.”
March 7, 2019

Digitize and Save Your Research – summary of JGS Toronto workshop from Feb 2019

The following documents / handouts are available from the workshop. A full summary of what was presented is below. Henry Wellisch presentation on how to find victims and survivors of the Holocaust Les Kelman presentation on “what if there is no trace of the family by the known name prior […]
February 24, 2019

Cairo Jewish Cemetery to be Cleaned Up

According to the American Jewish Committee, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has ordered the Bassantine Jewish Cemetery of Cairo to be cleaned up. Work is set to begin immediately. For many years, the AJC called for the cleanup and to make available the Egyptian Jewish communal registers. The Jewish community […]
February 24, 2019

Get ready to Rock & Roll in Cleveland! Registration for the 39th International Conference on Jewish Genealogy

Click on the following link to get details on registration, accomodations, meals etc. http://www.iajgs2019.org/

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