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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

September 2, 2019

Anniversary of European Day(s) of Jewish Culture

In commemoration of the 80th anniversary (September 1st)  of the outbreak of World War ll, Jewish Heritage Europe posted a number of photographs of before and after (restoration) of synagogues from the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.  It is also the 20th anniversary of the European Day(s) of Jewish […]
August 31, 2019

Germany Eases Citizenship Rules For Descendants of Those Persecuted by the Nazis

Germany announced that descendants of those who were persecuted by the Nazis will find it easier to regain Germany citizenship. Plans were announced late this week to revise the Nationality law creating new categories of eligibility. The new categories include descendants of women who were forced to emigrate after marrying […]
July 3, 2019
CJN - Canadian Jewish Network

Genealogist Has Photographed 30,000 gravestones

See the following link to read the story: https://www.cjnews.com/news/canada/genealogist-has-photographed-30000-gravestones
July 2, 2019

Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) is offering a free webinar, Lesser Used Records for Research in the Netherlands by Yvette Hoitink, CG, on Tuesday, 16 July 2019, at 2 p.m., U.S. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will cover going beyond civil registration of birth, marriages and deaths by demonstrations of […]

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