September 10, 2014 - Our Opening Program

The Jews of Barbados

The sephardic Jews of Barbados arrived in the mid 1600s at the invitation of their first governor, Lord Carlisle.  They came to this scenic West Indian Island from Recife Brazil in order to develop the sugar industry.  Many prominent Bajans (Barbadians) trace their family history to these Jewish pioneers. Speaker Eric Bowman describes the major characters from the past as well as the archealogical work that has recently taken place near the site of the old synagogue and cemetery in Bridgetown.

IAJGS Poster Contest Winner 2014

2014 IAJGS Jew. Gen. Month poster-75-194x300The winning poster for International Jewish Genealogy Month was submitted by Marcia Hirsch, a very talented member of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois.

It is celebrated during the Hebrew month of Cheshvan. This year the civil dates are October 25 to November 22, 2014.

2014 OGS Fall courses‏


OGS armscolour logoThe Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the following family history courses in the fall of 2014:

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