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OGS Publications: Roots and Remembrance

Sunday, May 18th, 2014


May is Jewish Heritage Month in Ontario; an opportunity to explore the impressive contributions made by members of the Jewish community. According to Irving Abella, author, historian and York University professor, the Jewish presence in Canada goes back at least 250 years, and has paved the way for our current culturally diverse society.

If you are exploring your Jewish ancestry, OGS has publications that may be of interest, including a series of indices of Jews resident in the Maritimes, Quebec, Ontario and Western Canada taken from late 19th century censuses, and the wonderful book Roots and Remembrance: Explorations in Jewish Genealogy.

See the ¬†OGS e-Store section of the Society’s website for fuller details