December 5, 2017

What A Genealogist Should Know About DNA

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island (JGSLI), winner of the IAJGS 2015 Outstanding Publication Award for its You Tube Channel, is pleased to announce its latest video, “What Genealogists Should Know About DNA…Without the Science Lesson!” DNA and genealogy. It’s all over…TV commercials, Facebook groups, print media, and DNA […]
December 5, 2017

Shem Tov – December 2017 Issue

The December 2017 issue of the Shem Tov is now available to members who login to the website. Members can download Shem Tov as an epub file, which is readable on your tablet or smart phone. Alternatively, you can choose to view it as a PDF file. Each month we […]
December 4, 2017

Lara Diamond’s Blog

Lara Diamond is a very accomplished genealogist who has a very successful blog. Lara covers in detail the methodologies that she has employed to track the geographic movements of her family who, for the most part, were from the Ukraine. She also gives a lot of tips on using DNA […]
November 6, 2017

Call for Help – Venezuela’s Jews Threatened

As many of you may know, Spain had declared that they are offering citizenship to Jewish applicants who could successfully document their Spanish roots. With political and economic conditions in Venezuela in rapid decline the last remaining vestiges of the once thriving Jewish community are fearing the worst. Spain, Israel […]
October 18, 2017

Special Interest Forums

SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS & FORUMS JGST SIG’s and networking forums allow members with particular interests to share knowledge, ideas and information. Connect with other Jewish Genealogy members who have similar goals and challenges, and make sure you have your say on specific topics in one of our member SIG’s and […]
October 17, 2017

DNA Tests Open Up New Mysteries

Alice Collins Plebuch thought she would take a DNA test for “fun” and was amazed what she found out. The test showed this Irish American Catholic woman that she was half European Jewish, Middle Eastern and Eastern European. While she asked Ancestry if they were wrong-they weren’t the results changed […]
October 13, 2017

Maybe You Will Have a Major Breakthrough Like Christine

After six months of researching my husband’s family tree, I thought I had accomplished my genealogical goal which was to trace the family back to their arrival in Canada. Finding the ship manifest with the original names of his grandparents and great grandparents was the highlight of my research. Still […]
October 1, 2017

Mapping My DNA, October 2017 edition

Lara Diamond in her latest blog posting writes: Enough of my relatives with known relationships have taken DNA test so that I’m able to attribute the vast majority of my genome to specific ancestors. (If you’re a relative of mine reading this, talk to me about how you can test […]
October 1, 2017

It’s Not the Warsaw You Think

For those of you who are considering attending the IAJGS Conference next August 2018, this article in the New York Jewish Week is worth a read.
September 27, 2017

Searching for Feldman

I received a call on the JGST phone line from a woman in Sudbury who is looking for descendants of her biologic father. His surname was Feldman. Mr. Feldman and his brothers lived in Toronto in the 1930s. He was a furrier. Our inquirer would like information that would be […]