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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Library and Archives Canada is vitally important to genealogists who are researching their family members who came to Canada. The Jewish Genealogy Society of Montreal was instrumental in the indexing of Naturalization records in the early part of the 20th century. For a nominal fee, a family member can apply […]
If your family member came through the Province of Ontario a primary source for researchers is the Ontario Archives. Toronto was the preferred destination for many immigrants, therefore searching the City of Toronto Archives is a key resource.
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 […]
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.