About the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

Established as a registered charitable organization, JGS Toronto provides a forum for the exchange of knowledge and information through this website, its newsletter, The Shem Tov, and through its collection of books at the Toronto Reference Library, regular monthly lectures, workshops and special interest groups.

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Jewish Genealogical News

October 13, 2017

Course for Those New to Jewishgen.org

This course is designed for those researchers relatively new to JewishGen who wish to use all our databases and communication facilities to explore a family branch. It’s a mentored course, thus students have an instructor who will personally respond to questions, make suggestions and assist in researching the branch you […]
October 13, 2017

Maybe You Will Have a Major Breakthrough Like Christine

After six months of researching my husband’s family tree, I thought I had accomplished my genealogical goal which was to trace the family back to their arrival in Canada. Finding the ship manifest with the original names of his grandparents and great grandparents was the highlight of my research. Still […]
October 4, 2017

IAJGS Warsaw Conference 2018

The Polish Jewish Heritage Foundation in cooperation with Aufgang Travel is planning a Jewish Heritage Tour in conjunction with the IAJGS Conference in August of 2018. Those interested in learning more should attend the October 25th meeting at Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave (Doors open 7:30 pm). Peter Jassem of […]
October 1, 2017

Mapping My DNA, October 2017 edition

Lara Diamond in her latest blog posting writes: Enough of my relatives with known relationships have taken DNA test so that I’m able to attribute the vast majority of my genome to specific ancestors. (If you’re a relative of mine reading this, talk to me about how you can test […]

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