September 17, 2017

Jewish Undertakers – Toronto

There are two Jewish funeral homes in Toronto that handle most internments. Both of these funeral homes have archival records that can be searched. Benjamins Memorial Chapel Steeles Memorial Chapel
September 4, 2017

The Genealogical Value of Cemetery Records

IGRA celebrates International Jewish Genealogy Month! The first lecture in our series was on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) by Nolan Altman. This webinar explores the importance of patronymics and how headstones are one of the best sources for this information. You’ll have a chance to get to […]
September 3, 2017

How to Read a Jewish Tombstone

Headstones are important primary sources of information for family researchers. Unfortunately, not enough of us are able to interpret the Hebrew text. Here are some basics on how to decipher a tombstone or matzeyva מַצֵבָה.