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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

May 6, 2021

Mass Grave Uncovered in Logoza Belarus

A mass grave of more than 1,000 Jews shot in the head by the Nazis during World War II uncovered in Belarus in 2019. Source: Screenshot. A mass grave of Holocaust victims has been discovered near the village of Logoza in Belarus. The grave included bones, clothes, and shoes of […]
April 24, 2021

National Archives – Genealogy Fair

The (US) National Archives has presented a virtual genealogy fair since 2013 and last year due to the pandemic they canceled the virtual genealogy fair. This year, they announced several sessions to be held over different days in May and June. You are invited to watch and participate in real […]
April 16, 2021

A.G.O.’s Lodz Ghetto photography exhibit

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March 28, 2021

The Arolsen Archives and Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum

The Arolsen Archives and Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum collaborated for two years resulted in finding previously unknown identities of an estimated 4,000 camp inmates as well as information about 26,00 others. Currently 300,000 out of 400,000 inmates estimated to beheld at the camp identities are known.  According to the museum’s digital archive […]

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