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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

September 24, 2019

Austria to Grant Citizenship to Descendents of Victims of the Holocaust

As reported in several international newspapers, last week the Austrian Parliament voted unanimously to give descendants of the Holocaust who fled the country before 1955, eligibility for citizenship under the new law. The amended change in the law is the date of 1955 rather than 1945, the year  World War […]
September 24, 2019

Information on Belgian and Dutch Archives

Genealogy Online has information on Belgian and Dutch Archives. They are commemorating the end of World War ll by marking the World War ll victims in their publication While their website has a list of over 5,500 marked World War ll victims, one of the items is the War Graves […]
August 31, 2019

Germany Eases Citizenship Rules For Descendants of Those Persecuted by the Nazis

Germany announced that descendants of those who were persecuted by the Nazis will find it easier to regain Germany citizenship. Plans were announced late this week to revise the Nationality law creating new categories of eligibility. The new categories include descendants of women who were forced to emigrate after marrying […]
July 3, 2019
CJN - Canadian Jewish Network

Genealogist Has Photographed 30,000 gravestones

See the following link to read the story: https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/genealogist-has-photographed-30000-gravestones

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