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Introduction to Genealogy: Insights to Tracing your Roots

December 22, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

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Lecture on Zoom
Tuesday Dec 22 at 2:30-3:30pm
Learn the basics of Jewish genealogical research and DNA testing. Learn how to use free online databases to find ancestors and connect with new relatives. Learn how DNA testing can generate interesting discoveries about your ancestors and the ethnicity of Jewish people. By preserving your Jewish past, you will be honouring your parents (Exodus 20:12) and will be leaving a legacy for future generations. Discovering the stories of one’s ancestors is what genealogy is all about.
“Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations”. (Deut. 32:7. Parsha Ha’azinu).

About Jerry Scherer:

Hersz (Jerry) Scherer, the son of Holocaust survivors, was born in 1945, in Siberia. After WWII, he and his parents spent three years in a displaced persons camp, housed in the former barracks of the Waffen-SS. They emigrated to Montreal in 1949. Jerry has degrees from McGill University and the University of Toronto and taught high school mathematics in Toronto. In his retirement, Jerry volunteers for the Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto and is currently its Vice-President, Communications.  He has conducted a vast amount of personal genealogical research, meeting with great success.


December 22, 2020
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Event Category:


ontario Canada


Jerry Scherer