Conducting genealogical research at the OJA may require that you first begin your research elsewhere, for example by gathering information from vital statistics. The Archives of Ontario is the repository for vital statistic records in Ontario. They have birth records dating from 1869-1908, marriage records dating from c.1801 to 1933 and death records dating from 1869-1933.
Library and Archives Canada possesses passenger lists, ships manifests and immigration case files for Canadian immigrants. They also have census data from 1871 to 1911. Naturalization papers were also recently scanned and placed on-line and indexing has been completed for the years 1914-1932 and can be accessed through LAC’s Canadian Genealogy Centre. Indexing of the years 1932 to 1951 is currently in progress.
Other organizations that possess genealogical sources relating to the Ontario Jewish community or that can be resources for further exploration include the City of Toronto Archives and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto.
Canadian Jewish Archives and Museums
BETH TZEDEC REUBEN AND HELENE DENNIS MUSEUM
CANADIAN JEWISH CONGRESS CHARITIES COMMITTEE NATIONAL ARCHIVES
THE JEWISH HERITAGE CENTRE OF WESTERN CANADA
THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA
JEWISH MUSEUM AND ARCHIVES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Vancouver, British Columbia
JEWISH PUBLIC LIBRARY ARCHIVES
OTTAWA JEWISH ARCHIVES
THE SAINT JOHN JEWISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM ARCHIVES
Saint John , New Brunswick