Research Resources

June 4, 2018

The Cure for Overcoming the Fear of Russian Genealogy Websites

This website will help genealogists uncover records in the former Soviet Union and the Ukraine.
December 30, 2017

Toronto Public Library – City Directories

City Directories from 1833 to 1969 with the exclusion of 1940 are available through the Toronto Public Library website.
November 23, 2017

Holocaust Related Websites – compiled by Henry Wellisch

Henry Wellisch compiled this list of internet resources that would be helpful to those that are performing Holocaust research.  He presented this list to members and guests of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto on November 22nd, 2017. Mr. Wellisch emphasized that the list does not nearly cover all of […]
November 8, 2017

The Wiener Library

On November 9-10, 1938 Nazis conducted a wave of violent anti-Jewish pogroms throughout Germany, annexed Austria and areas of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia…it is known as Kristallnacht. “The Night of Broken Glass”, stems from the broken windows of 267 synagogues, homes and 7,500 Jewish-owned businesses destroyed during the action, as […]
November 1, 2017

Grand Duchy of Lithuania

The Grand Duchy Research Project was begun by Sonya and David Hoffman. They identified documents relating to Jewish families who lived in the Grand Duchy region during the 17th and 18th centuries. David and Sonia Hoffman founded the Jewish Family History Foundation More than a dozen years ago to acquire […]
November 1, 2017

Tips About Occupations or is Being Called a “Son of a “Knocker-Upper” an Insult

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Long Island provides a series of informative and valuable training videos for researchers. Sharing a family tree with friends and family can be boring for many unless you provide some anecdotes about the lives of ancestors past. Occupations can offer a font of knowledge about […]
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