Ontario - Newest Release of Historical Vital Statistics

Now available at the Archives of Ontario: Newest release of historical Vital Statistics records on microfilm.

Vital Statistics are some of our most heavily used records, and are a highly valuable tool for genealogical research. The newest release covers registrations for Ontario births from 1917, marriages from 1932 and deaths from 1942, as well as all indexes.

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2015-05-31 Jewish Gen's JOWBR Project: The Genealogical Value of Jewish Burial Records

JGS Toronto logo2015-05-31 Jewish Gen's JOWBR Project: The Genealogical Value of Jewish Burial Records
Speaker: Nolan Altman

Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto
Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
(doors open at 10 a.m.)

This presentation will start with familiarizing attendees with the origin and importance of naming patterns. We'll go step by step through JewishGen's JOWBR database as the central source for Jewish burial records. Next, we'll review how to read a Jewish headstone and give examples of symbols as well as inscriptions. Finally, we'll look at unusual headstones, some creative and others just plain funny. I'll also discuss JewishGen's Memorial Plaque Project and show how attendees can help to grow the databases.

This presentation is a tribute to the late Allan Halberstadt z”l who devoted such much time to preserving Ontario’s Jewish cemetery records and sending them to JOWBR.

2015-06-17 Brickwalls and Breakthroughs

JGS Toronto logoSpeakers: JGS Toronto members
Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Avenue, Toronto
Wednesday, June 17, 2015  at 8 p.m.
(doors open at 7:30 p.m.)



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