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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

February 11, 2021

Newspapers

Newspapers.com, part of the Ancestry family of websites, is offering free access through February 15,2021 at 11:59PM MT.  After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view Publisher Extra papers using a Newspapers.com Publisher Extra subscription. To access the free site go to: https://go.newspapers.com/freeaccess You must register to access […]
February 9, 2021

Huge Fire in Krakow Destroys Municipal Archives

A massive fire broke out its the Krakow City Archive over the weekend. 85 fire fighters took part in fighting the blaze in sub zero temperatures. Looks like the losses will be massive. Additional information from our man in Krakow: Just to confirm: the fire broke out at the Krakow […]
January 31, 2021

Library and Archives Canada acquires early report sounding alarm about Holocaust in progress

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has announced the recent acquisition of one of the earliest sources about the Holocaust to reach the Allies during the Second World War. The 16-page English-language report entitled The Mass Extermination of Jews in German Occupied Poland was published by the Polish government-in-exile in early […]
November 1, 2020

GenTeam adds 500,000 New Records

GenTeam has placed 500,000 new records online. There are approximately 21.2 million records online in total.  Go to:  https://www.genteam.eu/   You need to register in order to access the records,  but access to all data is free. If you are unsure about the exact spelling of the name of a person or a […]

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