Past Presentations and Workshops

    November 26, 2020

    My Trip to Northern Romania and Moldova

    Click here to view this presentation held on Nov. 26, 2020 presented by Harry Bolner who reviews his Roots trip to Northern Romania and Moldova.
    November 8, 2020

    JRI Poland – Stanley Diamond

    Stanley Diamond delivered a presentation on What’s New in JRI Poland on Wednesday Nov. 4, 2020.
    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 […]