October

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 […]
October 1, 2017

Henry Wellisch Celebrates 95th Birthday

Henry Wellisch, our President Emeritus turned 95 on Sept. 22nd. Henry has been a fixture at JGST for over 30 years. He was one of the first to join the Jewish Genealogical Society of Canada, as we were once known. His tireless work as a researcher and uber genealogist is […]
October 1, 2017

DNA Tests Open Up New Mysteries

Alice Collins Plebuch thought she would take a DNA test for “fun” and was amazed what she found out. The test showed this Irish American Catholic woman that she was half European Jewish, Middle Eastern and Eastern European. While she asked Ancestry if they were wrong-they weren’t the results changed […]
October 1, 2017

It’s Not the Warsaw You Think

For those of you who are considering attending the IAJGS Conference next August 2018, this article in the New York Jewish Week is worth a read.