Toronto Jewish Births (1880-1917)

Toronto Jewish Records

Background: This database contains a very thorough indexing of about 8,000 records, representing almost all of the Jewish births registered in Toronto between 1907 and 1917, plus hundreds more from 1880 to 1906; and some “strays” from other towns. There were inevitably some that could not be identified as Jewish and were therefore not included; while others with an uncertain Jewish connection were included but flagged in the Comments field. Source: York County Births, Archives of Ontario.

Details: These documents are particularly rich in details, often including: parent’s address and place (address) of birth; place and date of the Parents’ Marriage; name of the Informant and relationship to the newborn; and whether or not a doctor, nurse or midwife attended the birth.

Some records also give name-change information that may have occurred in later decades; even death information, copied from a relatively small number of the original documents, sometimes appears in the Comments field; a delayed registration is also noted, with place and date information if available. Corrections and alterations, too, have been noted (using shortforms “corr” and “alt”).

The Search Results are grouped in such a way as to make it easier to see multiple births within the same family. Original microfilmed documents were handwritten and may be hard to read; please excuse the inevitable transcription errors!

How to Search: At least one character is required in any one or more of the first five search boxes. If used, the Birth Year field requires four (4) digits or will return an error message. A maximum of 24 search results will be returned; the search can be narrowed by utilizing any of the search fields to limit the results. ♦

◊ 850 more records added Sept. 25, 2019. ◊ 500 New records added, May 2023.◊ 500 New records added, July 2023. 

Toronto Jewish Births (1880 – 1917)

Goad’s map of central Toronto, 1910

1914 Map of Toronto