Harvey Glasner

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 […]
September 26, 2017

Why Ashkenazi Jews Are Not Descended From Khazars

Alexander Beider has written a definitive opinion piece in the Forward that should put a final end to the debate about the Ashkenazi Jews having links to the ancient Khazars.
September 25, 2017

Legacy Family Tree Webinars

The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) is offering 6 free webinars on October 6 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM mountain time USA. These webinars are open to the public. They are being broadcast by Family Tree Webinars and one can sign up for multiple or individual webinars. To […]
September 20, 2017

JGST Tour of Poland Post IAJGS Conference in Warsaw?

This post is directed only to Members of JGST. JGST has been receiving numerous inquiries from our membership regarding attending the IAJGS Conference August 2018 in Warsaw. Many members have been asking if JGST would consider organizing either a Jewish Heritage tour post, or pre Conference. Additionally, members have asked […]
September 15, 2017

2018 Post Warsaw Symposium

“The Jews of Maramures” 2018-post Warsaw symposium