December 11, 2018

JGS partners with 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
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, […]
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 […]