Latest News & Announcements

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 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 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, […]
December 5, 2017

What A Genealogist Should Know About DNA

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS 2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to announce its latest video, “What Genealogists Should Know About DNA…Without the Science Lesson!” DNA and genealogy. It’s all over…TV commercials, Facebook groups, print media, and DNA […]
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 […]