Thousands of people across Canada, the United States, Israel and many other countries are related to the Rubinoff and Naftolin families of Toronto, whose ancestors came from the Russian provinces of Minsk and Moghilev (now Belarus) in the early 20th century. Researched and written by Toronto genealogist Bill Gladstone, One Hundred Years in Canada: the Rubinoff-Naftolin Family Tree traces the immigrants’ arduous journeys from Belarus to Canada (and the United States). The narrative was woven from some 200 interviews with family members. Contains more than 600 photographs, maps and illustrations.
I have many times referred back to your book of our family. I just want you to know that I truly can tell what a labour of love this book must have been for you to compile. It truly is a masterpiece and something I am hoping my grandchildren will refer to as they grow older. I just wanted to reach out, many years after the fact, and say kol hakavod! — J.A., southern Ontario (Jan. 2021)