Past Presentations and Workshops

    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
    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 […]