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

April 8, 2020

Passover Companion 2020

Here is the link to the Passover Companion as published by Jewishgen.org
April 2, 2020

The Liberation of Dachau

The U.S. Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division, the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division and the 20th Armored Division entered Dachau rescuing 32,000 prisoners.  Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp established in 1933.  Forty railway cars filled with decomposing bodies were found near the camp, as the Nazis did not have time to send […]
April 1, 2020

Legacy Offers Free Webinar per Day

Legacy Family Tree Webinars, a member of the MyHeritage family of companies,  announced for the month of April,  they will provide one free webinar from their membership library each day. They have selected classes on a 7-day rotating theme: Sundays – Methodology Mondays – DNA Tuesdays – Ethnic Genealogy Wednesdays […]
March 29, 2020

My Heritage Offers Free Access to all U.S. Census Records

U.S. census records are an invaluable resource for genealogists with ties to the United States. Conducted every 10 years, they typically record the members of a household, their ages, places of birth, residence, occupation, immigration and citizenship details, marriage information, military service, and more. The breadth of their coverage makes […]

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