Past Presentations and Workshops

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
May 15, 2019

YIVO – Miriam Borden: May 15, 2019

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research was founded in Vilna, Lithuania in 1925.  It rise during the interwar period and rescue during the war, as well as its current digitization projects are part of an incredible story of the beginnings of Jewish European consciousness:  the understanding that Jews had their […]
May 15, 2019

Daniel Horowitz: Sunday, May 5, 2019 The Jews Who Left Spain and Their Genealogy (1:15 hr)

Daniel Horowitz is the Genealogy Expert at My Heritage, providing key contributions, liaising with genealogy societies, bloggers and media, as well as lecturing and attending conferences around the world. Since the destruction of the second temple in 70 A.D., Jews have moved across the world.  In every place they were […]
May 6, 2019

Poland Special Interest Group (SIG) May 6, 2019

Lecture by David Price – Chmielnik https://1drv.ms/v/s!Aj0KbYtxFZQsg55XzwuH__I20ZW2gQ?e=VohE56
April 25, 2019

Toronto Archives

Archives contain so much information that it’s hard to know where to start!  Navigating the various websites, databases and guides can be a daunting process.  This presentation by Carol Radford-Grant focuses on resources available for genealogical and house property research. Ms. Radford-Grant has been the City Archivist for the City […]