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

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 28, 2018

Documentary Explores Jewish Life in Russia

  A new three part documentary about Jewish Life in Russia is  available to view in English subtitles on You Tube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfN3yQJxe8E&list=PL4lncidz0GcXufkLjBNW92MLZ07ALJm9l  This is part 1 , to the right has the links for the following two parts.   An article in Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) talks about the […]
November 28, 2018

My Heritage – Recent Conference Sessions are Free

We’re delighted to announce that all the videos of the MyHeritage LIVE conference are now online for free! Weren’t able to attend? Now you can view every lecture, with video of the presenter and a close up of their slides. For a full list of all the sessions, lectures and […]
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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