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 3, 2019

US Citizen and Immigration Services

See the link under Research/World for more information on available files and links to them. Naturalization Certificate Files (C-Files), September 27, 1906 to March 31, 1956 ·         Alien Registration Forms (Form AR-2), August 1940 to March 1944 ·         Visa Files, July 1, 1924 to March 31, 1944 ·               Registry Files, […]
December 1, 2019

JGS TORONTO IN THE STAR

A few years ago, JGS Toronto hosted a program where Edmonton scholar Jars Balan outlined the fascinating story of Rhea Clyman (who was born in Poland in 1904 and who emigrated to Toronto at age 2) and her fearless travels as a journalist in the Soviet Union before and during […]
November 25, 2019

Arolsen Archives Access through Ancestry – Holocaust Records

During the IAJGS 2019 International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, Ancestry announced that through their partnership with the Arolsen Archives (formerly known as the International Tracing Service-ITS) they added new Holocaust-related databases -neither of which requires a subscription-they are indexed and free access on Ancestry.  One of these two new databases […]
November 2, 2019

IAJGS International Conference 2020 – Call for Proposals

HOME ABOUT FAQ/INFO HOTEL/TRAVEL SPEAKERS CONTACT 40th IAJGS International Conferenceon Jewish Genealogy Latest NewsCall for Proposals (27 October 2019): The Call for Proposals is now open. See the SPEAKERS tab. Start by reading the Call for Proposals. Note that the submission deadline is November 27.

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