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June 29, 2017

Ian McCallum’s Discovery – Thanks to DNA

IAN McCALLUM’S DISCOVERY, THANKS TO DNA Ian McCallum spoke to our Society on Oct. 30th, 2016. He employed very extensive use of DNA to trace his grandfather’s lineage. Ian provided our members with a lengthy, and technical, explanation of DNA and specifically how he was able to track down his […]
September 4, 2017

Our Family Stories

Eli Ari Applebaum was born in Poland. Jay Houpt, his great-great-great-grandson, compiled his family tree on a simple spreadsheet. Contained within the spreadsheet is a tree that includes almost 500 of Applebaum’s descendants and a smorgasbord of family names. Every year brings new names to the familial stew. Applebaum’s descendants […]
September 14, 2017

New Season – Finding Your Roots

Those who attended the 37th IAJGS Conference in Orlando last week and attended the banquet had the experience of hearing Henry Louis Gates, Jr. who treated us to the premiere of the coming attraction for the new season of Finding Your Roots which begins on October 3 on your local […]
September 14, 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 […]
September 15, 2017

2018 Post Warsaw Symposium

“The Jews of Maramures” 2018-post Warsaw symposium
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 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 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 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 […]
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.