Toronto Jewish Families History Project

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto, in partnership with MyHeritage, is pleased to announce completion of the first phase of the Toronto Jewish Families History Project (TJFHP) and the opening of a searchable on-line database of more than 2,700 names.

The project is based on the hypothesis that many of the early Jewish families in Toronto were related and that they formed the backbone of the community. One of its primary aims is to make available important sources of genealogical information to further our knowledge of the genealogical and historical roots of Toronto Jewry.

The first component of the project are the Goldenberg scrolls, consisting of genealogical charts that the late Dr. Henry Goldenberg (1918-2001) compiled after interviewing many of his Galician-born patients.

Members of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto are invited to view the TJFHP’s database at MyHeritage. To reach the main portal for the database, please go to our Society’s website at and choose Log in from the top of the screen. If you are paid member of JGST and still do not have a Username and Password you can email: [email protected]

We acknowledge the kind support of the Goldenberg family and MyHeritage, as well as our team of dedicated volunteers. We hope in the next phases of the project to work on and add other significant genealogical material.

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