Just Launched: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto Website

Just Launched: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto Website

After we completed the new Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto’s logo, we quickly moved on to the one of the organization’s most important projects, their website. The new logo gave us a beautiful palette of cool colours to work with and we got the opportunity to use some fantastic old photographs from the JGST. This gives the site a historic yet modern look. The website has been up and running for a few weeks and the feedback from the JGST and their members has been more than positive. If you think your website needs an overhaul, contact us today to talk about your online presence.

Here’s a few words from the JGS Toronto Website Committee:

The JGS Toronto Website Committee is very excited to announce the launch of our Society’s new website which replaces the previous one that was hacked last fall. The Board made a major decision to modernize and provide services that will I’m sure differentiate us from most of the other affiliate members of the IAJGS.

Fortunately we have very tech-savvy Committee members who worked with the developers at Iconica Communications to produce what we believe is a very robust and highly functional web site.

We are most excited about introducing special interest Forums to our Members Only Area. These moderated forums will give all of us opportunities to discuss subject material of common interest, e.g. shtetls and our brick walls and breakthroughs. Newbies will want to discuss how to best get started, where to find the best genealogical websites, family tree software and their features and other topics such as understanding more about DNA. To start, the forums will feature: DNA, Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine.

In addition to our Forums, JGS Toronto members and visitors will have every opportunity to post on our Front Page any news story related to the world of genealogy.

Be sure to check out our brand new Events Calendar which allows for syncing to your personal Google or ical Calendar.

Make sure to familiarize yourself with the new site. Logon every day and post your comments. This way we will become closer as a group and more involved in sharing ideas and helping others with tips and pointers. Please join us for a website training session just before our main event on Wednesday, September 13th. (see p. 4).

Many thanks to Daniel Yoshizawa and Lauren Britstone at Iconica Communications for the good work that they have performed over the last 8 months. Special thanks go out to my colleagues on the Website Committee: Ruth Mallin, Eric Mercer, Arthur Ryman and Neil Richler.

Visit us at www.jgstoronto.ca

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