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Jewish Genealogical News

January 15, 2018

Central European Special Interest Group

JGST announces the formation of a new Central European Special Interest Group (SIG) focusing on the area of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire led by Henry Wellisch. Since people could travel and reside freely within its borders, today this would encompass the following areas: Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, […]
January 14, 2018

The Maestro – Holocaust Remembrance Day Event

On the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day 2018, the Istituto Italiano di Cultura and the Consulate General of Italy in Toronto, in collaboration with Ashkenaz Festival, Italian Contemporary Film Festival, Toronto Jewish Film Foundation and Villa Charities, present the screening of “The Maestro” (Documentary, 75′ – 2016) directed by […]
January 8, 2018

Important Announcement Re: General Meetings – Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

All General Meetings of JGST will now be held at Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Ave., North York. We will meet in the Sisterhood Hall which is in the basement of the shul. Our next meeting will be Jan. 21st 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Doors Open at 10:00 am. […]
December 21, 2017

Ancestry.ca – Using DNA to locate Holocaust Survivors and/or Descendants – Update

There are many members who have responded to this posting and are hoping to get a free Ancestry DNA kit to pursue their search for relative and/or their descendants who survived the Holocaust. Before Ancestry follows through with their offer they wish to have a case study of one of […]

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