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May 12, 2018

Dutch Genealogy – Commemorating the Dead

The Dutch annually commemorate the loss of 200,000 of their citizens during the 2nd World War.  On May 4th all activity in Holland comes to a halt to recognize those that were lost – Jews, Roma, Sinti, the disabled, the gay, and resistance members who were found out.  Here is […]
May 11, 2018

Us vs. Them – Kensington Market

The Kensington Historical Society presents a discussion on the remarkable history of the Kensington Market and its reaction to inequity, gentrification and urban renewal. Thursday June 7 Lillian Smith Branch Toronto Public Library 239 College St. (At Huron) 6:00 to 8:00 pm
May 8, 2018

Doors Open Toronto – May 26 and 27 … places to visit with a Jewish theme

Buildings to Visit: Places to visit with a Jewish Theme (weekend of May 26-27) Baycrest Congregation Knesseth Israel (Junction Shul) First Narayever Congregation
April 23, 2018

Family History Centers – Updates

Local Family History Center and Family Search Affiliate Libraries Toronto Ontario Family History Center 24 Ferrand Drive North York, ON  M3C 3V4 Telephone:  416-422-5480 ext. 111 Hours:         Thursday: 6:30pm – 9:30pm Website: **  Please be advised that the Toronto Family History Centre is closed temporarily due to technical difficulties.  […]
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 […]
January 26, 2018

JGS Toronto Launches a Private Facebook Group

Shoshana Schwartz has launched a closed/private JGST Facebook group. This is a very secure area that allows our members to communicate with each other and share valuable resources and tips on how to overcome brick walls. In the short week that it has been up we have had many members […]
January 20, 2018

Important – Special Interest Groups and Forums

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and Forums are special features for members to permit them to share knowledge, ideas and information relating to particular regions and interests. SIGs have been organized for Lithuania, Poland, Central Europe, Ukraine & DNA. Meetings are held on Thursday evenings […]
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, […]