Other Sources

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 statistics in Ontario. They have birth records dating from 1869-1908, marriage records dating from ca. 1801 to 1933 and death records dating from 1869-1933.

Library and Archives Canada possesses passenger lists, ship 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 online. Indexing has been completed for the years 1914-1932 and can be accessed through LAC's Canadian Genealogy Centre. Indexing of the years 1931 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

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