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JGS Toronto Workshop: Maximizing Member Benefits Through Effective Use of the JGS Toronto Website and JewishGen.org

September 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Getting the Most Out of the JGS Toronto Website and Jewishgen.org

Workshop Leaders:

Harvey Glasner

Ruth Mallin

Neil Richler

The jgstoronto.ca website was completely redeveloped in 2017.  It offers a plethora of resources that can be accessed by our members in facilitating their family research.  It also offers discussion groups or forums that allow Special Interest Group members to share information as well as ask for help or suggestions in resolving their brick walls.  In addition, the latest issues of Shem Tov are only found in the Members Area of the website.  Harvey and Ruth will review the process of registration, effective use of the Events Calendar, searching the site for resources, Forums and more.

Jewishgen.org is one of the primary starting points for Jewish genealogists when first embarking on a family research journey.  It is vitally important to keep referring back to this website as new resources are continually being added to and improved.  Neil Richler will lead this session and guide members through the essential parts of the site: e.g. data bases, such as Jewish Online World Burial Registry, special interest groups (Gesher Galicia, Litvak etc.), Yizkor Books, and  shtetl information.

Members are encouraged to bring their tablets or laptops.


Shaarei Shomayim Congregation

Sisterhood Hall

Doors Open at 7:30 pm



September 25, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


Shaarei Shomayim Congregation
470 Glencairn Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5N 1V8 Canada
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