JGS Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) June 3 Meeting Sephardic Research--Pre Meeting for Those Going to IAJGS Warsaw Conference #general

Jan Meisels Allen

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County
(JGSCV) will meet Sunday, June 3rd >from 1:30-3:30 pm at Temple Adat Elohim,
2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA.

A request >from one of the 19 JGSCV members who is attending the IAJGS Warsaw
conference asking for those who are attending the conference if they could
meet before the meeting to discuss possible side trips etc. For those
attending the conference can you arrive about 1:10? This is in addition to
our usual schmoozing corner which begins at 1:00PM - see below.

Even if you think you have no Sephardic roots, you might be surprised as
Eastern Europe had welcoming countries when Sephardic Jews fled Span and
Portugal due to the Inquisition.

Program: The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Resources

Just a few years ago, researchers of Sephardic genealogy were out of luck.
However, thanks to the internet, the Sephardic genealogy world has increased
exponentially every year. Where once there was nothing, today we have many
websites, new books, increased library holdings, conferences, accessible
archival records >from the comfort of our homes, and increasingly important
DNA projects that focus on this field. Included in this presentation will be
numerous archival documents, and many examples of online resources that
simply did not exist in the recent past.

Speaker: Schelly Talalay Dardashti Native New Yorker Dardashti resides in
New Mexico, after having lived with her family in Teheran, Miami, Los
Angeles, Las Vegas, and Tel Aviv. For some 30 years, she has traced her
Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Mizrahi families across Iran, Spain, Russia,
Belarus, Lithuania, and Ukraine. A journalist and genealogist, she was the
genealogy columnist for the Jerusalem Post created the award-winning Tracing
the Tribe - The Jewish Genealogy Blog (since 2006), and founded the Facebook
group "Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy on Facebook," with some 20,000
global members. She is the US Genealogy Advisor for MyHeritage.com and
co-admins several DNA projects a FamilyTree DNA.

Schmoozing Corner: Starting at 1:00pm, facilitated by JGSCV member, Marion

Traveling Library: Categories A and D books plus Sephardic books in
Category C will available starting at 1:00 PM. To see which books that
will be at the meeting, see the JGSCV website at: www.JGSCV.org Library,

To find out about directions or other information about JGSCV please visit
our website: www.jgscv.org

Membership: We are in to our 2018 membership drive. Membership forms are on
our website, www.JGSCV.org under "about" and will be available at the
meeting. Anyone may join JGSCV. Annual dues are $25 for an individual and
$30 for a family.

The meeting is open to the public without charge.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is
dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools
with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!


Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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