22 April 2016

Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Schelly Talalay Dardashti

Journalist, genealogist, and speaker, Schelly Talalay Dardashti has traced her family across Spain, Belarus, Russia, Lithuania and Iran for some 30 years. MyHeritage’s US Genealogy Advisor, former Jerusalem Post genealogy columnist and pioneer Jewish geneablogger, she created “Tracing the Tribe – Jewish Genealogy on Facebook." Her articles are in Family Tree Magazine, Avotaynu, NGS Quarterly, The Forward, Hadassah and JTA, and she co-administers the IberianAshkenaz DNA Project at FTDNA.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
TH012   Who Are We Really? The Iberian Ashkenazi DNA Project
Results confirm Sephardic origins of some Eastern European Jewish families: Surnames, history, immigration patterns. Origins lost in time - and why. Blood doesn't lie. Making connections - including Hispanic. DNA testing is one of today’s best resources for understanding Jewish genealogy. Level: Beg., Int.

Saturday, June 4, 2016  3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
SA045   The New Frontier: Genealogy on Facebook 
Facebook’s massive accessibility makes it ideal for genealogy. This session will provide information on how to search; organizing a genealogy group to focus on a specific topic or place, and essential moderator issues and guidelines. Level: Beg., Int.

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Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
Genetic Genealogy 2016

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