President Les Kelman Welcome Message
- Published on Thursday, 03 January 2013 20:32
Since 1985, JGS Canada (Toronto) has been providing a friendly forum for persons with an interest in Jewish genealogy.
The Society sponsors a regular monthly program (September through Jun
consisting of presentations on a broad range of topics of interest as well as workshops and seminars for groups of all ages in the Jewish community.
JGS Toronto also coordinates projects for the benefit of researchers here and abroad. For example, the Toronto Jewish Cemetery Project has been instrumental in transcribing data and photographing headstones of Jewish cemeteries in the Greater Toronto Region and beyond. The vast amount of information that has been collected (well over 100,000 entries) has been sent to the Jewish Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) and can be found at www.jewishgen.org.
In addition, the Society has its own Library Collection which includes important genealogical books, microfiches, magazines and journals from around the world. The Collection is housed in the Gladys Allison Canadiana Room, on the 6th floor of the North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto. The Library Collection catalogue is available online here on our website.