Research Resources

September 22, 2017

Importance of Citing Your Sources

The newly formed Jewish Genealogy Society of Brooklyn has some wonderful links to important websites. This includes # 36, Emily Anne Croom’s lengthy treatise on the importance of citing your sources in either footnotes or endnotes. If you are going to pass your research to the next generation, as you […]
September 19, 2017

Canadian Jewish Review

The Canadian Jewish Review was founded in 1921 in Toronto by George and Florence Freedlander. Published in the English language, in many ways its development follows the trajectory of English-speaking Canadian Jews. Its approach was politically mild, moderately Zionist, religiously Reform, and focused on the social achievements of local Jewry […]
September 19, 2017

Jews – Genealogy and Family History Canada

Library and Archives Canada has a wonderful page on the history of the Jews of Canada.
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 17, 2017

The Shared cM Project

Can anyone explain what this chart means?
September 17, 2017

Toronto City Directories

Published for 170 years, Toronto City Directories are an invaluable tools for genealogists. – research the history of a house or other buildings in Toronto – trace people that have lived in the city including family members, missing persons, birth parents – discover the development of a neighbourhood or a […]
September 17, 2017

Robarts Library University of Toronto

A wonderful repository of books for those studying Jewish history is the Robarts Library. The library is a source of hundreds of Yizkor Books.
September 17, 2017

Canadian Jewish Archives

Another source for researchers looking for their Canadian roots are the Jewish Archives in Montreal. The Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives collects and preserves documentation on all aspects of the Jewish presence in Quebec and Canada. Most of the catalogue descriptions of our holdings can be consulted online, through the […]
September 13, 2017

Ontario Jewish Archives

Housed in the Lipa Green Centre of the Jewish Federation of Ontario, the Jewish Archives is a vast repository of vital information. One can find landsmanshaften publications and records, shul memberships, Society magazines, histories of Mount Sinai, Brunswick St., Baycrest Hospitals, newspaper and magazine articles that related to well-known Jewish […]
September 13, 2017

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Many immigrants came to Canada through the Port of Halifax. Pier 21 was the entrepôt after 1921. The Pier 21 Museum in Halifax is a very interesting visit for researchers. They have a website that offers valuable information re ship schedules and arrivals. Ship’s manifests can also be accessed. For […]