Past Presentations and Workshops

October 9, 2020

Ellin Bessner

This is a review by Ellin Bessner, the author of the book Double Threat.  This book is the history of Canadian Jews, The Military, and World War 2. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PdGyyIROiopncheJuAtgfpBHFEJmO763/view?usp=sharing
July 11, 2020

Comparing Genealogy Software – Advantages and Shortcomings –

This is an audio file of the general meeting on Jan. 26, 2020.  Panelists were: Ruth Chernia (Reunion), Bob Herman (Brother’s Keeper), Rolf Lederer (MyHeritage), Janet-Lee Napa’s (Geni) and Sharon Singer (Family Tree Maker). https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mqwiUvPLOKrOKQoNiUGzY2LIXJOwA6Ho/view?usp=drivesdk
June 24, 2020

Breaking Brickwalls – June 17, 2020

https://jgstoronto-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/docs_jgstoronto_onmicrosoft_com/Eatg7n57K_5GgDlD6s7AfJwBr4vowM_w9bY1YXbM91nrZQ?e=LVXXAV
June 22, 2020

Brickwalls and Breakthroughs, Wed. June 17, 2020

https://drive.google.com/file/d/11s7w04YNpoe_rmUbNJ6dY8LoYT3V3n9M/view?usp=drivesdk
May 26, 2020

Finding and Using Naturalization Documents

View the presentation at https://bit.ly/jgs-2020-05-naturaliz The presentation is 1.5 hours.
August 29, 2019

Plan Your Trip to Europe Effectively (1:15 hr.):

Daniel Horowitz provides tips and tricks on how to plan a roots trip across Europe from the very beginning to the smallest details about hotels, transportation, archives and more. https://youtu.be/kOOK0RCBjtw
August 29, 2019

Prepare for a Cemetery Trip (57 min.)

Cemeteries are a great source of genealogical information.  Be prepared to make the most of your visit, no matter if it’s for your personal research or if your group is planning an indexing project. https://youtu.be/Hx5G-m7Zvqc  
June 19, 2019

Brick Walls and Breakthroughs: Wednesday June 19, 2019

Jerry Scherer: Born in Siberia and the son of Holocaust survivors, Jerry always wondered about his parents’ experience during the War and upon their arrival to Canada.  He was able to get permission to view the video testimony of forced labour survivors’.  He also researched JIAS records such as the […]
June 19, 2019

Brick Walls and Breakthroughs: Wed. June 19, 2019

Hank Lobbenberg:  Shortly after Hank’s parents, refugees from Germany, were married in England in 1940 they were interned as “enemy aliens”.  Knowing very little about his mother’s Grunhut family, he chose an unusual research route and contacted Jewish Bloggers who could possibly assist him. Hank Lobbenberg – (Audio only 15 […]
May 30, 2019

Ukraine Special Interest Group: May 30, 2019 – Immigration

Marla Waltman, Ukraine SIG leader discusses immigration: https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aj0KbYtxFZQsg55ZNRj5kA0vsXTmiw?e=vaNqJa