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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 24, 2019

Brest Belarus – Volunteers Bury 1224 Remains of Holocaust Victims

Volunteers bury the remains of more than 1,000 Holocaust victims at a cemetery just outside Brest, Belarus, on Wednesday. Uladz Hrydzin/AP As reported last month a Brest, Belarus, building site yielded bones of 1,214 Holocaust victims. Construction workers who had been working on foundations for a new apartment building along […]
May 24, 2019

Get ready to Rock & Roll in Cleveland! Deadline for Early Bird Registration is Fast Approaching.

Cleveland IAJGS Conference is fast  approaching.  Click on this link to see details
May 10, 2019

Updated JewishGen Holocaust Database

Dear Friends,JewishGen.org is pleased to announce the completion of its most recent updateto the JewishGen Holocaust Database.  The database can be accessed directlyat https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Holocaust/ The database nowincludes more than 2.75 million records from approximately 200 componentdatabases.All component databases (individual data sets) have a project introduction.  Theintroduction gives you further information about the historical background of thedata, […]
May 5, 2019

Roots Tech 2020 and Other Guided Trips

This announcement is directed at those genealogists who wish to book guided trips or are interested in domestic and international conferenceshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1uKyDn3s5TG_fEATuBMhhVii66Gz7x0Bo/view?usp=sharing Roots Tech London: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SEp9dDD2I2kcqi_Oyjd_QleAfrUNkFza/view?usp=sharing

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