JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen (Canada- Montreal) Canadian Jewish Archives Moves to New Headquarters #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The Canadian Jewish Archives has moved its headquarters >from downtown Montreal
to the Cote-des-Neiges neighborhood west of downtown at 4810 Jean Talon St. W.,
suite 211. The archives also has a new name: Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish
Archives formerly the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) National Archives. For now,
visitors must make an appointment.

The oldest document dates back to 1765 with most of the documents >from the late
1800's forward. The archives houses more than 20,000 photographic prints, and
the photographic collections are the most requested of all the archives' holdings.

In 1999, the Jewish community turned over the Bronfman building to Concordia
University when the CJC moved its national office to Ottawa. The agreement was
that the archives could remain in the basement for 15 years, rent-free. Last year,
they were given notice by the University to leave - with a year 's notice.

Their online database can be viewed at:

To read more see:
[MOD. NOTE: shortened URL - ]

Thank you to Gail Dever's Genealogy a la carte for advising us about the

Jan Meisels Allen

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