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 At the Canadian Jewish Archives

Something Borrowed Celebrating Weddings at the Ontario Jewish Archives 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 contracts) are incredibly rich evidence of the growing Jewish […]
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
January 15, 2018

Central European Special Interest Group

JGST announces the formation of a new Central European Special Interest Group (SIG) focusing on the area of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire led by Henry Wellisch. Since people could travel and reside freely within its borders, today this would encompass the following areas: Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, […]
January 8, 2018

Important Announcement Re: General Meetings – Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

All General Meetings of JGST will now be held at Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, 470 Glencairn Ave., North York. We will meet in the Sisterhood Hall which is in the basement of the shul. Our next meeting will be Jan. 21st 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. Doors Open at 10:00 am. […]
December 21, 2017

Ancestry.ca – Using DNA to locate Holocaust Survivors and/or Descendants – Update

There are many members who have responded to this posting and are hoping to get a free Ancestry DNA kit to pursue their search for relative and/or their descendants who survived the Holocaust. Before Ancestry follows through with their offer they wish to have a case study of one of […]
December 5, 2017

Shem Tov – December 2017 Issue

The December 2017 issue of the Shem Tov is now available to members who login to the website. Members can download Shem Tov as an epub file, which is readable on your tablet or smart phone. Alternatively, you can choose to view it as a PDF file. Each month we […]
December 4, 2017

Lara Diamond’s Blog

Lara Diamond is a very accomplished genealogist who has a very successful blog. Lara covers in detail the methodologies that she has employed to track the geographic movements of her family who, for the most part, were from the Ukraine. She also gives a lot of tips on using DNA […]
November 6, 2017

Call for Help – Venezuela’s Jews Threatened

As many of you may know, Spain had declared that they are offering citizenship to Jewish applicants who could successfully document their Spanish roots. With political and economic conditions in Venezuela in rapid decline the last remaining vestiges of the once thriving Jewish community are fearing the worst. Spain, Israel […]
September 27, 2017

Searching for Feldman

I received a call on the JGST phone line from a woman in Sudbury who is looking for descendants of her biologic father. His surname was Feldman. Mr. Feldman and his brothers lived in Toronto in the 1930s. He was a furrier. Our inquirer would like information that would be […]