September 26, 2018

The Open Databases Project – Museum of the Jewish People

Member Ian McCallum points us to his discovery of Museum of the Jewish People https://dbs.bh.org.il  This is a wonderful resource for Jewish genealogists to search family trees, millions of pictures, stories of communities etc.
September 12, 2018

Jewish Places – Germany

A new collaborative website, Jewish Places, consolidates Jewish Life in Germany in one interactive map. A prototype was developed for March 20150-May 2016 and the launch of the official website is set  for September 13, 2018, I have been able to access at the time of posting this.  The website […]
September 5, 2018

Limmud Festival of Jewish Learning

Limmud Toronto 2018 is just two months away, a fantastic lineup of Presenters has been chosen, and we are delighted to announce that Festival ticket sales are now live! Register and buy your tickets online here: https://limmudto2018.eventbrite.ca This year’s lineup is one of the best yet, and a testament to our […]
September 4, 2018

A Key to the City – Lemberg (Reclaiming the Past)

  The city of Lviv held a ceremony, called A Key to the City Reclaiming the Memory of the Past, on September 2, honoring dozens of Jewish heritage activists for their work in “preserving, promoting and carrying out research and educational work on Jewish heritage in Western Ukraine.  One of […]
September 2, 2018

Research and Roots Tech 2019 – Plan Your Visit

RootsTech 2019 is right around the corner, February 27 to March 2, 2019, and there are so many exciting reasons to attend! With more than 30,000 people expected to make the trek to Salt Lake City and the Salt Palace Convention Center, RootsTech has quickly become one of the largest […]
August 25, 2018

Genetics and Genealogy – A Free Public Workshop

Thinking of buying an ancestral DNA test for yourself or someone else? Already have your results? This free, day-long workshop will help you understand the science and ethics, and the social and privacy implications of direct-to-consumer genetic geneaolgy. WORKSHOP SCHEDULE: 10AM – Introductions and Coffee 10:15AM to 12:00PM – Presenters: […]
August 16, 2018
CJN - Canadian Jewish Network

Discovering Our Pasts – CJN Posting

Judy Kasman, President of JGS Toronto wrote a letter to the editor of the Canadian Jewish News that succinctly states benefits of membership to the society.  Judy’s letter can be accessed by going to CJN – Discovering Our Pasts
August 14, 2018

Something Borrowed – Celebrating Jewish Weddings – Miles Nadal JCC

Something Borrowed Celebrating Weddings Venue: Miles Nadal JCC 750 Spadina Ave. at Bloor St. July 14 – August 29 Life cycle events such as weddings figure quite prominently in the collections of the Ontario Jewish Archives (OJA). Photographs along with textual records such as invitations, rabbi registries and ketubot (Jewish marriage […]
August 3, 2018

Courses in Genealogy Available Through Toronto Public Library

Here is a recent listing of courses in genealogy that are now available through the Toronto Public Library System.  These courses are co-sponsored by the Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto Public Library and Family Search:   https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT24046&R=EVT24046 https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT24038&R=EVT24038 https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT24056&R=EVT24056
July 24, 2018

Vernadsky National Library

The Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine is the main academic library and main scientific library information center of the Ukraine and one of the world’s 20  largest national libraries.  It is located in Kiev Ukraine.  The Jewish Archive at the Vernadsky Library is celebrating its centennial this year and has […]