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September 20, 2017

JGST Tour of Poland Post IAJGS Conference in Warsaw?

This post is directed to Members of JGST. Several members have made inquiries regarding attending the IAJGS Conference August 2018 in Warsaw. Members have asked if JGST might consider organizing either a tour post or pre Conference. In addition, members have asked about hotel accommodations for the Conference. To date […]
September 15, 2017

2018 Post Warsaw Symposium

“The Jews of Maramures” 2018-post Warsaw symposium
September 14, 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 […]
September 14, 2017

New Season – Finding Your Roots

Those who attended the 37th IAJGS Conference in Orlando last week and attended the banquet had the experience of hearing Henry Louis Gates, Jr. who treated us to the premiere of the coming attraction for the new season of Finding Your Roots which begins on October 3 on your local […]
September 7, 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 4, 2017

Our Family Stories

Eli Ari Applebaum was born in Poland. Jay Houpt, his great-great-great-grandson, compiled his family tree on a simple spreadsheet. Contained within the spreadsheet is a tree that includes almost 500 of Applebaum’s descendants and a smorgasbord of family names. Every year brings new names to the familial stew. Applebaum’s descendants […]
August 5, 2017

Family Tree Magazine Announces Its 100 Best Free Websites

These are websites that do not charge a subscription or pay-per-view fee. The sites are divided into 14 categories: Big Genealogy Websites Online Genealogy Tips and Help To access these websites go to Free Websites. Congratulations to Jewishgen.org for making the top 100 list.
July 26, 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 […]
July 6, 2017

Speakers Bureau

HAVE WE GOT A STORY TO TELL!   Our Toronto Jewish community is rich with groups and organizations. And where there are groups and organizations, there is usually a need for programming. I have the solution to that: our JGS Toronto Speakers Bureau. We all have a genealogy story to […]
June 29, 2017

Ian McCallum’s Discovery – Thanks to DNA

IAN McCALLUM’S DISCOVERY, THANKS TO DNA Ian McCallum spoke to our Society on Oct. 30th, 2016. He employed very extensive use of DNA to trace his grandfather’s lineage. Ian provided our members with a lengthy, and technical, explanation of DNA and specifically how he was able to track down his […]