April 25, 2019

JewishGen – Passover Companion

JewishGen has created inspirational vignettes about how Passover was observed in various communities. along with first-hand accounts about the great effort and personal risk Jews took to preserve Passover during the Holocaust. Even though Passover is coming to a conclusion, it is hoped that this companion will help motivate everyone […]
April 18, 2019

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

Early Bird registration deadline is fast approaching.  Click on this link to see details Early Bird deadline extended to May 9th.
April 17, 2019

JDC Archives Partners with ITC

The JDC Archives (American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee)has entered into a partnership with the International Tracing Service (ITS). The agreement enables the JDC Archives to complement in a digital environment wartime records which will assist in search efforts for missing relatives. The first group of digital files are the 30,000 Emigration […]
March 29, 2019

The Holocaust in Hungary – 75 Years Later

January 24, 2019

Jewish Refugees Going to Latin American Countries

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives has is an excellent repository of information on Jewish refugees who fled to different parts of Latin America: Dominican Republic, Cuba, Bolivia, Perun Ecuador and Uruguay, and more in more recent times. To access their photo gallery on Latin America go to: […]
December 11, 2018

JGS Toronto Partners With The Song Shul

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto partners with The Song Shul for Family History Shabbat on Saturday, February 16th, 2019.  Come and experience the link between music and genealogy. Musically inspirational Shabbat service, featuring Cantor Simon Spiro and the Toronto Festival Singers. At Bialik Hebrew Day School, 2760 Bathurst Street, […]
December 9, 2018

Detroit Free Press – Access to Digital Archives

  The new home for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive is the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library. This is a free searchable database containing over 100 years of digital copies of the Detroit Jewish Chronicle and the Detroit Jewish News. The Detroit Jewish News covers 1942 to the […]
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 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 […]
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