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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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September 25, 2020

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September 3, 2020

The Wiener Holocaust Library

The Wiener Holocaust Library is one of the world’s leading and most extensive archives on the Holocaust and Nazi era.  Formed in 1933, the Library’s unique collection of over one million items includes published and unpublished works, press cuttings, photographs and eyewitness testimony. The Museum is located in London, England, […]
September 1, 2020

Roots Tech 2021 to be offered free

Family Search has announced that RootsTech 2021 conference previously planned for February 3-6, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah will now be held as a free, virtual event online. RootsTech Connect 2021 will be held on 25-27 February 2021. To register and read more about it go to:  https://www.rootstech.org/?lang=eng Thank you to David Oseas, […]
July 29, 2020

Remains of 286 Jews murdered in Holocaust found in Ukraine basement

Follow this link https://eurojewcong.org/news/communities-news/ukraine/bodies-of-286-jews-murdered-in-holocaust-found-in-ukraine-basement/ to read the story published on the European Jewish Congress website.

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