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December 10, 2017

IAJGS News – Feature Speaker

The 2018 Pamela Weisberger Memorial Lecture, to be given at the IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Warsaw, Poland, will be by Barbara Kirshenblatt -Gimblett. The lecture title is: Meet the Family: A Journey of a Thousand Years at POLIN Museum. It is tentatively scheduled for Monday, August 6, […]
November 23, 2017

IAJGS Warsaw Conference 2018

The Polish Jewish Heritage Foundation in cooperation with Aufgang Travel is planning a Jewish Heritage Tour in conjunction with the IAJGS Conference in August of 2018. Those interested in learning more should attend the October 25th meeting at Temple Sinai, 210 Wilson Ave (Doors open 7:30 pm). Peter Jassem of […]
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 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 […]