April 21, 2018

The Tailor Project – You Can Help

Canadian immigration policy was extremely restrictive until 1947 and displaced people who had lost everything in World War II  were not given any different status than other economic immigrants.  In 1947 Canada amended its immigration policy due to the postwar economic boom, which created a labor shortage including in the […]
January 27, 2018
Carol Brook on CTV News

Jewish Genealogy on CTV News, 27 Jan 2018

CTV News Toronto included a segment for International Holocaust Remembrance Day in their January 27, 2018 broadcast at 6:00pm, and rebroadcast at 11:30pm. The presentation featured JGST member Carol Brook and her search for descendants of her relatives who were separated by the events of that terrible time.
January 27, 2018
Toronto Jewish Families History Project

Toronto Jewish Families History Project (TJFHP)

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto, in partnership with MyHeritage, is pleased to announce completion of the first phase of the Toronto Jewish Families History Project (TJFHP) and the opening of a searchable on-line database of more than 2,700 names. The project is based on the hypothesis that many of […]
December 10, 2017

IAJGS News – Feature Speaker

The 2018 Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, to be given at the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Warsaw, Poland, will be by Barbara Kirshenblatt -Gimblett. The lecture title is: Meet the Family: A Journey of a Thousand Years at POLIN Museum. It is tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 6, […]
October 18, 2017

Special Interest Forums

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS & FORUMS JGST SIG’s and networking forums allow members with particular interests to share knowledge, ideas and information. Connect with other Jewish Genealogy members who have similar goals and challenges, and make sure you have your say on specific topics in one of our member SIG’s and […]
October 17, 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 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 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

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.
September 26, 2017

Why Ashkenazi Jews Are Not Descended From Khazars

Alexander Beider has written a definitive opinion piece in the Forward that should put a final end to the debate about the Ashkenazi Jews having links to the ancient Khazars.