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

July 8, 2020

Personal Mentoring – Brickwalls or Dead End

Jewishgen.org through its Education program offers many online courses https://www.jewishgen.org/education/ that newbies and experienced “geners“ will be able to make use of. Nancy Holden offers “Brickwalls or Dead Ends” that certainly will resonate with all researchers. JewishGen’s “Brick Walls or Dead End is a three week course focusing on one […]
June 13, 2020

Jewish Heritage Centre

IAJGS member, the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, Inc., has digitized two of its major collections: oral histories ad newspaper archive. They are available for online research and browsing.   To access the collections go to:   https://www.jhcwc.org/search-the-archives/ The oral history collection consists of 200 audio clips recorded between 1968-2011 of […]
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 year 2020,  they will provide one free webinar from their membership library each day. They have selected classes on a rotating theme: To see the schedule go to:  https://familytreewebinars.com/pdfs/ftwbrochure-1577464068.pdf You can click on the link […]

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