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Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #rabbinic

Adam Brown
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown


Rabbinic Genealogy SIG #Rabbinic Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #rabbinic

Adam Brown
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown


IAJGS Presentation of Special Interest to DNA-Sig Members #dna

Mark Strauss
 

Dear DNA-Sig Members

For those attending the IAJGS Conference in Orlando, this summer, I
will be presenting a program that should be of special interest to
those with Hungarian ancestry or for those interested in exploring
how DNA research can help with family history. My program is entitled,
The DNA of Reconnecting Family: The Strauss Family Experience.

Starting with a tidbit of family history gained >from a visiting cousin
from Israel, this presentation describes how I was able to expand upon
anecdotal stories and verify with census research, newspaper articles,
and DNA discoveries to trace my Strauss family history back to the
1700's in an area of Hungary that is now southeastern Slovakia. I will
also describe lessons learned >from a heritage tour of our ancestral
village, Zeteny, Hungary, (now Zatin, Slovakia), and how by sharing
with others who were also seeking to know more about family >from this
area, doors were opened to new family discoveries. Finally, the
presentation will describe how by working with both Y and autosomal
DNA data >from the three major DNA testing sites, I was able to
patiently root out lost branches of the family that were divided by
the Holocaust.

The program will be presented on Tuesday, July 25, at 5:00 PM in the
Osprey 2 Meeting Room in the Disney World Swan Resort: I look
forward to meeting other DNA-Sig Members.

Mark Strauss
Researching >from Hungary and Slovakia: STRAUSZ, DEUTSCH, LEFKOWITZ,
BERKOWITZ, EICHLER, and BURGER
Researching >from Lithuania: BRODY/BRODIE, MERKEL/MARKEL, ROUSUK, WOLF,
EFROYMSON, and WARSHAVCHIK


DNA Research #DNA IAJGS Presentation of Special Interest to DNA-Sig Members #dna

Mark Strauss
 

Dear DNA-Sig Members

For those attending the IAJGS Conference in Orlando, this summer, I
will be presenting a program that should be of special interest to
those with Hungarian ancestry or for those interested in exploring
how DNA research can help with family history. My program is entitled,
The DNA of Reconnecting Family: The Strauss Family Experience.

Starting with a tidbit of family history gained >from a visiting cousin
from Israel, this presentation describes how I was able to expand upon
anecdotal stories and verify with census research, newspaper articles,
and DNA discoveries to trace my Strauss family history back to the
1700's in an area of Hungary that is now southeastern Slovakia. I will
also describe lessons learned >from a heritage tour of our ancestral
village, Zeteny, Hungary, (now Zatin, Slovakia), and how by sharing
with others who were also seeking to know more about family >from this
area, doors were opened to new family discoveries. Finally, the
presentation will describe how by working with both Y and autosomal
DNA data >from the three major DNA testing sites, I was able to
patiently root out lost branches of the family that were divided by
the Holocaust.

The program will be presented on Tuesday, July 25, at 5:00 PM in the
Osprey 2 Meeting Room in the Disney World Swan Resort: I look
forward to meeting other DNA-Sig Members.

Mark Strauss
Researching >from Hungary and Slovakia: STRAUSZ, DEUTSCH, LEFKOWITZ,
BERKOWITZ, EICHLER, and BURGER
Researching >from Lithuania: BRODY/BRODIE, MERKEL/MARKEL, ROUSUK, WOLF,
EFROYMSON, and WARSHAVCHIK


Video on the History of Surnames #general

Jews from Bukovina
 

Here is a link to a wonderful video on Surnames:
http://jewishgenealogysurnameproject.com/videos.html

Please also explore the Menu on this website which contains many links
to Facebook Pages related to Jewish Genealogy.

Searching for:
MENDELSOHN-BIRNBERG-BERLADZ
TREIBER-TUCKER-ALTMAN-REISMAN
TAGER-HANDIN/GANDIN-RUBIN
MESHORER/MESHEIRER
BERGER-STERN

Melissa Mendelsohn


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Video on the History of Surnames #general

Jews from Bukovina
 

Here is a link to a wonderful video on Surnames:
http://jewishgenealogysurnameproject.com/videos.html

Please also explore the Menu on this website which contains many links
to Facebook Pages related to Jewish Genealogy.

Searching for:
MENDELSOHN-BIRNBERG-BERLADZ
TREIBER-TUCKER-ALTMAN-REISMAN
TAGER-HANDIN/GANDIN-RUBIN
MESHORER/MESHEIRER
BERGER-STERN

Melissa Mendelsohn


Re: FamilySearch places Jewish pre-1895 Hungary records online #hungary

Michael Moritz
 

I'd like to send a follow up because there was some confusion about
the scope of the records as well as technical issues.

First, here is the link to the catalog.

https://familysearch.org/catalog/search

Second, the scope. FamilySearch has not necessarily filmed more films.
The records placed online are scans of the LDS films that were already
in existence for Hungary. So for any town where there were LDS films
in Hungary, those are now online.

Upon a broader search, there are approximately 600 films now online
for Jewish communities across the Hungarian Empire (mainly modern-day
Hungary and Slovakia).

If you have any further questions, let me know.

Michael Moritz
New York, USA


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: FamilySearch places Jewish pre-1895 Hungary records online #general

Michael Moritz
 

I'd like to send a follow up because there was some confusion about
the scope of the records as well as technical issues.

First, here is the link to the catalog.

https://familysearch.org/catalog/search

Second, the scope. FamilySearch has not necessarily filmed more films.
The records placed online are scans of the LDS films that were already
in existence for Hungary. So for any town where there were LDS films
in Hungary, those are now online.

Upon a broader search, there are approximately 600 films now online
for Jewish communities across the Hungarian Empire (mainly modern-day
Hungary and Slovakia).

If you have any further questions, let me know.

Michael Moritz
New York, USA


Re: FamilySearch places Jewish pre-1895 Hungary records online #hungary

Vivian Kahn
 

Unfortunately, the information in this message is not correct.
FamilySearch has uploaded images >from a very large number of Jewish
registers >from places in present day Hungary but by no means all.
In addition, Family Search has uploaded more than 41,000 Jewish
vital records indexed by Hungarian SIG volunteers, many of which
are >from Pest, Obuda, Szabolcs and other places in modern Hungary

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1787825?collectionNameFilter=false
[or http://tinyurl.com/mspzujy --Mod.]

And, of course, many post-1895 Jewish BMD are in the Hungary Civil
Registration collection

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452460?collectionNameFilter=false
[or http://tinyurl.com/mb5lsk4 --Mod.]

but only a small proportion of almost 6 million images have been indexed.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator

From: Michael Moritz <michael.d.moritz@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 07:27:47 -0400

I have been continuing to monitor FamilySearch's continual effort to
place all their LDS films online. Previous posts of mine have
addressed this for Jewish records for Lithuania and Vienna, as well as
SDNY/EDNY/Newark naturalizations.

Now, as far as I can tell, all pre-1895 Jewish registers >from the
modern territory of Hungary have been placed online. I checked for the
towns my family was >from (Csongrad, Tiszafoldvar, Abony), but also
checked for other parts of Hungary, such as Gyor, Miskolc is
Satoraljaujhely. Seems like they've got the whole country covered.

To find the records, go in familysearch.org and under the search tab,
click catalog. The easiest way to get directly to the Jewish record is
on the left side panel, under keyword, type the name of the town
followed by the word Jewish and hit search. This will bring up a link
directly to the records. When you click on it and scroll down, you
will see a camera icon next to the description. Clicking on that will
allow you to scroll through the images of the film. If it identifies a
record set is only a specific Item, then you must consider within that
film until you reach that Item. These commence with black screens with
a sheet on them that states the Item number in big letters.


JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: FamilySearch places Jewish pre-1895 Hungary records online #general

Vivian Kahn
 

Unfortunately, the information in this message is not correct.
FamilySearch has uploaded images >from a very large number of Jewish
registers >from places in present day Hungary but by no means all.
In addition, Family Search has uploaded more than 41,000 Jewish
vital records indexed by Hungarian SIG volunteers, many of which
are >from Pest, Obuda, Szabolcs and other places in modern Hungary

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1787825?collectionNameFilter=false
[or http://tinyurl.com/mspzujy --Mod.]

And, of course, many post-1895 Jewish BMD are in the Hungary Civil
Registration collection

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1452460?collectionNameFilter=false
[or http://tinyurl.com/mb5lsk4 --Mod.]

but only a small proportion of almost 6 million images have been indexed.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, California
JewishGen Hungarian SIG Coordinator

From: Michael Moritz <michael.d.moritz@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Apr 2017 07:27:47 -0400

I have been continuing to monitor FamilySearch's continual effort to
place all their LDS films online. Previous posts of mine have
addressed this for Jewish records for Lithuania and Vienna, as well as
SDNY/EDNY/Newark naturalizations.

Now, as far as I can tell, all pre-1895 Jewish registers >from the
modern territory of Hungary have been placed online. I checked for the
towns my family was >from (Csongrad, Tiszafoldvar, Abony), but also
checked for other parts of Hungary, such as Gyor, Miskolc is
Satoraljaujhely. Seems like they've got the whole country covered.

To find the records, go in familysearch.org and under the search tab,
click catalog. The easiest way to get directly to the Jewish record is
on the left side panel, under keyword, type the name of the town
followed by the word Jewish and hit search. This will bring up a link
directly to the records. When you click on it and scroll down, you
will see a camera icon next to the description. Clicking on that will
allow you to scroll through the images of the film. If it identifies a
record set is only a specific Item, then you must consider within that
film until you reach that Item. These commence with black screens with
a sheet on them that states the Item number in big letters.


Latest uploads to the All Galicia Database #ukraine

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new sets of
Jewish vital records on the All Galicia Database (AGD) - a database
that is free and available to all. See:
http://search.geshergalicia.org

Stryj (Stryi)
- Jewish deaths, 1847-1863. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/314. (2,154 records)
This completes all the Jewish vital records for Stryj held in
Ukrainian state archives.

Tarnopol (Ternopil)
- Jewish births, 1900. Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/336. (545 records)

Zborow (Zboriv)
- Jewish births, 1838-1864. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/69. (850 records)

We have also indexed and uploaded three short files >from the Ukrainian
State Archive of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (DAIFO), for the towns of
Sniatyn and Zablotow. These records have not been microfilmed. Apart
from 37 books of Jewish vital records >from the town of Stanislawow
(now Ivano-Frankivsk) itself, the Sniatyn and Zablotow books appear to
be the only other Jewish Galician vital record books currently held at
DAIFO:

- Sniatyn. Jewish births, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/10. (39 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish marriages, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/103.
(19 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish deaths, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/104. (31 records)


Of the 65 towns with known Jewish Galician vital records in Ukrainian
state archives, Gesher Galicia has now uploaded to the All Galicia
Database (AGD) the indexes for 33 complete town sets:
Bialy Kamien, Borszczow, Brody, Brzezany, Bukaczowce, Czortkow,
Drohobycz, Grzymalow, Horodenka, Husiatyn, Jagielnica, Jezierzany,
Kolomyja, Kozielniki, Kudrynce, Mosty Wielkie, Nadworna, Okopy,
Podwoloczyska, Probuzna, Sambor, Sniatyn, Stary Sambor (Stare Miasto),
Stryj, Swirz, Turka, Tyczyn, Winniki, Zablotow, Zbaraz, Zimna Woda,
Zloczow, and Zolkiew.

By the end of this 2017, we expect to have completed and uploaded to
the AGD all the records in Ukrainian archives for a further 10 towns:
Budzanow, Gliniany, Grodek Jagiellonski, Jezierna, Krystynopol,
Narajow, Olesko, Rozdol, Rudki, and Zborow.

Eight towns have been partially completed:
Kosow, Lwow, Lwow-Zniesienie, Mielnica, Mikulince, Mosciska,
Stanislawow, and Tarnopol.
The over 130,000 Lwow records already indexed over nine years by Eric
Bloch and his team, and generously donated to Gesher Galicia for
uploading to the AGD, represent some 90% of all the Lwow Jewish vital
records currently in the Ukrainian archives.

Five towns have been fully completed by Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
and uploaded to their online database:
Kozlow, Krzywcze, Rzeszow, Skalat, and Sokal.


Coming to the All Galicia Database soon:
- Zborow D 1819-1846, 1876
- Tarnopol D 1877-1878
- Stanislawow M 1928-1930
- Krystynopol M certificates 1933
- Bolechow D 1811-1846
- Olesko B 1852-1876

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Latest uploads to the All Galicia Database #ukraine

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new sets of
Jewish vital records on the All Galicia Database (AGD) - a database
that is free and available to all. See:
http://search.geshergalicia.org

Stryj (Stryi)
- Jewish deaths, 1847-1863. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/314. (2,154 records)
This completes all the Jewish vital records for Stryj held in
Ukrainian state archives.

Tarnopol (Ternopil)
- Jewish births, 1900. Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/336. (545 records)

Zborow (Zboriv)
- Jewish births, 1838-1864. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/69. (850 records)

We have also indexed and uploaded three short files >from the Ukrainian
State Archive of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (DAIFO), for the towns of
Sniatyn and Zablotow. These records have not been microfilmed. Apart
from 37 books of Jewish vital records >from the town of Stanislawow
(now Ivano-Frankivsk) itself, the Sniatyn and Zablotow books appear to
be the only other Jewish Galician vital record books currently held at
DAIFO:

- Sniatyn. Jewish births, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/10. (39 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish marriages, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/103.
(19 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish deaths, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/104. (31 records)


Of the 65 towns with known Jewish Galician vital records in Ukrainian
state archives, Gesher Galicia has now uploaded to the All Galicia
Database (AGD) the indexes for 33 complete town sets:
Bialy Kamien, Borszczow, Brody, Brzezany, Bukaczowce, Czortkow,
Drohobycz, Grzymalow, Horodenka, Husiatyn, Jagielnica, Jezierzany,
Kolomyja, Kozielniki, Kudrynce, Mosty Wielkie, Nadworna, Okopy,
Podwoloczyska, Probuzna, Sambor, Sniatyn, Stary Sambor (Stare Miasto),
Stryj, Swirz, Turka, Tyczyn, Winniki, Zablotow, Zbaraz, Zimna Woda,
Zloczow, and Zolkiew.

By the end of this 2017, we expect to have completed and uploaded to
the AGD all the records in Ukrainian archives for a further 10 towns:
Budzanow, Gliniany, Grodek Jagiellonski, Jezierna, Krystynopol,
Narajow, Olesko, Rozdol, Rudki, and Zborow.

Eight towns have been partially completed:
Kosow, Lwow, Lwow-Zniesienie, Mielnica, Mikulince, Mosciska,
Stanislawow, and Tarnopol.
The over 130,000 Lwow records already indexed over nine years by Eric
Bloch and his team, and generously donated to Gesher Galicia for
uploading to the AGD, represent some 90% of all the Lwow Jewish vital
records currently in the Ukrainian archives.

Five towns have been fully completed by Jewish Records Indexing-Poland
and uploaded to their online database:
Kozlow, Krzywcze, Rzeszow, Skalat, and Sokal.


Coming to the All Galicia Database soon:
- Zborow D 1819-1846, 1876
- Tarnopol D 1877-1878
- Stanislawow M 1928-1930
- Krystynopol M certificates 1933
- Bolechow D 1811-1846
- Olesko B 1852-1876

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


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Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #ukraine

Adam Brown
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown


Ukraine SIG #Ukraine Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #ukraine

Adam Brown
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown


Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #bessarabia

Adam Brown
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown


Bessarabia SIG #Bessarabia Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #bessarabia

Adam Brown
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown


Latest uploads to the All Galicia Database #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new sets of
Jewish vital records on the All Galicia Database (AGD) - a database
that is free and available to all. See:
http://search.geshergalicia.org

Stryj (Stryi)
- Jewish deaths, 1847-1863. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/314. (2,154 records)
This completes all the Jewish vital records for Stryj held in
Ukrainian state archives.

Tarnopol (Ternopil)
- Jewish births, 1900. Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/336. (545 records)

Zborow (Zboriv)
- Jewish births, 1838-1864. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/69. (850 records)

We have also indexed and uploaded three short files >from the
Ukrainian State Archive of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (DAIFO), for the
towns of Sniatyn and Zablotow. These records have not been
microfilmed. Apart >from 37 books of Jewish vital records >from the
town of Stanislawow (now Ivano-Frankivsk) itself, the Sniatyn and
Zablotow books appear to be the only other Jewish Galician vital
record books currently held at DAIFO:

- Sniatyn. Jewish births, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/10. (39 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish marriages, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/103.
(19 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish deaths, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/104.
(31 records)


Of the 65 towns with known Jewish Galician vital records in Ukrainian
state archives, Gesher Galicia has now uploaded to the All Galicia
Database (AGD) the indexes for 33 complete town sets:
Bialy Kamien, Borszczow, Brody, Brzezany, Bukaczowce, Czortkow,
Drohobycz, Grzymalow, Horodenka, Husiatyn, Jagielnica, Jezierzany,
Kolomyja, Kozielniki, Kudrynce, Mosty Wielkie, Nadworna, Okopy,
Podwoloczyska, Probuzna, Sambor, Sniatyn, Stary Sambor (Stare
Miasto), Stryj, Swirz, Turka, Tyczyn, Winniki, Zablotow, Zbaraz, Zimna
Woda, Zloczow, and Zolkiew.

By the end of this 2017, we expect to have completed and uploaded
to the AGD all the records in Ukrainian archives for a further 10 towns:
Budzanow, Gliniany, Grodek Jagiellonski, Jezierna, Krystynopol,
Narajow, Olesko, Rozdol, Rudki, and Zborow.

Eight towns have been partially completed:
Kosow, Lwow, Lwow-Zniesienie, Mielnica, Mikulince, Mosciska,
Stanislawow, and Tarnopol.
The over 130,000 Lwow records already indexed over nine years by
Eric Bloch and his team, and generously donated to Gesher Galicia for
uploading to the AGD, represent some 90% of all the Lwow Jewish
vital records currently in the Ukrainian archives.

Five towns have been fully completed by Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland and uploaded to their online database: Kozlow, Krzywcze,
Rzeszow, Skalat, and Sokal.


Coming to the All Galicia Database soon:
- Zborow D 1819-1846, 1876
- Tarnopol D 1877-1878
- Stanislawow M 1928-1930
- Krystynopol M certificates 1933
- Bolechow D 1811-1846
- Olesko B 1852-1876

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


Gesher Galicia SIG #Galicia Latest uploads to the All Galicia Database #galicia

Gesher Galicia SIG
 

Gesher Galicia is pleased to announce the addition of new sets of
Jewish vital records on the All Galicia Database (AGD) - a database
that is free and available to all. See:
http://search.geshergalicia.org

Stryj (Stryi)
- Jewish deaths, 1847-1863. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/314. (2,154 records)
This completes all the Jewish vital records for Stryj held in
Ukrainian state archives.

Tarnopol (Ternopil)
- Jewish births, 1900. Central State Historical Archives of Ukraine in
Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/336. (545 records)

Zborow (Zboriv)
- Jewish births, 1838-1864. Central State Historical Archives of
Ukraine in Lviv (TsDIAL), Fond 701/1/69. (850 records)

We have also indexed and uploaded three short files >from the
Ukrainian State Archive of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (DAIFO), for the
towns of Sniatyn and Zablotow. These records have not been
microfilmed. Apart >from 37 books of Jewish vital records >from the
town of Stanislawow (now Ivano-Frankivsk) itself, the Sniatyn and
Zablotow books appear to be the only other Jewish Galician vital
record books currently held at DAIFO:

- Sniatyn. Jewish births, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/10. (39 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish marriages, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/103.
(19 records)
- Zablotow (Zabolotiv). Jewish deaths, 1937. DAIFO, Fond 9/1/104.
(31 records)


Of the 65 towns with known Jewish Galician vital records in Ukrainian
state archives, Gesher Galicia has now uploaded to the All Galicia
Database (AGD) the indexes for 33 complete town sets:
Bialy Kamien, Borszczow, Brody, Brzezany, Bukaczowce, Czortkow,
Drohobycz, Grzymalow, Horodenka, Husiatyn, Jagielnica, Jezierzany,
Kolomyja, Kozielniki, Kudrynce, Mosty Wielkie, Nadworna, Okopy,
Podwoloczyska, Probuzna, Sambor, Sniatyn, Stary Sambor (Stare
Miasto), Stryj, Swirz, Turka, Tyczyn, Winniki, Zablotow, Zbaraz, Zimna
Woda, Zloczow, and Zolkiew.

By the end of this 2017, we expect to have completed and uploaded
to the AGD all the records in Ukrainian archives for a further 10 towns:
Budzanow, Gliniany, Grodek Jagiellonski, Jezierna, Krystynopol,
Narajow, Olesko, Rozdol, Rudki, and Zborow.

Eight towns have been partially completed:
Kosow, Lwow, Lwow-Zniesienie, Mielnica, Mikulince, Mosciska,
Stanislawow, and Tarnopol.
The over 130,000 Lwow records already indexed over nine years by
Eric Bloch and his team, and generously donated to Gesher Galicia for
uploading to the AGD, represent some 90% of all the Lwow Jewish
vital records currently in the Ukrainian archives.

Five towns have been fully completed by Jewish Records Indexing -
Poland and uploaded to their online database: Kozlow, Krzywcze,
Rzeszow, Skalat, and Sokal.


Coming to the All Galicia Database soon:
- Zborow D 1819-1846, 1876
- Tarnopol D 1877-1878
- Stanislawow M 1928-1930
- Krystynopol M certificates 1933
- Bolechow D 1811-1846
- Olesko B 1852-1876

For further information, please contact <info@geshergalicia.org>.
Please do NOT reply to this email.


Tony Kahane
Chair & Research Coordinator, Gesher Galicia
www.geshergalicia.org


Answer your DNA questions at IAJGS 2017 Orlando! #subcarpathia

Adam Brown
 

Don't miss out on a golden opportunity to make sense of your DNA
results at IAJGS 2017 Orlando with over two dozen lectures, workshops
and mentoring sessions on all aspects of DNA research!

Experienced practitioners of autosomal DNA analysis such as Israel
Pickholz, Lara Diamond, and Schelly Dardashti will discuss the
particular challenges of endogamy faced by Jewish genealogists.

Representatives of DNA test providers such as FamilyTreeDNA,
MyHeritage, and Ancestry will describe how to understand their
results in our Sunday EXPO! and again throughout the week at their
booths in the conference Exhibit Hall.

In addition, seasoned DNA project managers will lead participants
in a four-part series that lasts all week. In DNA 101: Solving
Research Problems with DNA Testing, Rachel Unkefer will discuss why
genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they begin testing
without a concrete goal in mind. She will describe how successful
testing begins with posing questions, and then selecting the correct
DNA tests and family members to answer those questions. Attendees
will learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing
and analysis processes.

In the next session in the sequence, DNA 201: The Next Steps, Family
Tree DNA project managers Rachel Unkefer, Janet Akaha, Gil Bardige,
Adam Brown, Itzhak Epstein, Zach Gordon, Michael Waas, Sidney Sachs,
Max Heffler, and others will work collaboratively with participants
to assess the current status of their own research and discuss
strategies for moving forward. This session will be followed all week
long with group and one-on-one mentoring sessions to help attendees
make the best use of their autosomal, Y-DNA and mitochondrial results.

On the Y chromosome front, DNA 301: What Y-DNA Lineages Can Tell Us
About Jewish History and Migration will focus on "Next Generation
Sequencing" (NGS) products like FTDNA's Big Y and others. The panel of
"citizen scientists" will describe how they have begun mapping out
genetic trees that are far more accurate than ever before possible.

Lastly, DNA 401: The Key to Successful DNA Projects will feature a
panel of DNA project administrators who will describe how to organize
geographic, surname, and haplogroup subclade projects; whether to
include Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA and/or autosomal DNA testing in
proposed projects; techniques for keeping participants engaged; and
best practices.

Computer workshops will focus on tools such as GEDMatch, Lazarus, and
McKee that are used by genealogists to parse autosomal and Y
chromosome results. Family genealogists such as Mark Strauss (both
Ashkenazi and Sephardi) who have undertaken DNA projects to complete
their family trees will also describe their strategies and successes.
Jeff Paull and his team will describe their rabbinic DNA research, in
particular their current work on the well-known Twersky dynasty.

On Monday evening of the conference, Jewish DNA pioneer Dr. Harry
Ostrer and linguist Alexandre Beider will deliver a lecture entitled
"Setting the Record Straight: DNA and Yiddish as Evidence for the
Origins of Ashkenazi Jews", and at Thursday evening's banquet, Harvard
Professor Henry Louis Gates, host of PBS's "Finding Your Roots" will
speak on "Genetics and Genealogy in America".

On Thursday afternoon, Karen Grinzaid >from Emory University will address
Jewish genetic diseases and options for affordable and accessible genetic
screening for Jewish families.

Adam Brown, co-chair of this year's IAJGS conference is also the Managing
Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com and the Administrator of the 5,000
participant AvotaynuDNA Project. Adam will provide an update on the
Project's Sephardi DNA initiative that is entering its second year of
testing Sephardi men all over the world in collaboration with genetic
genealogy pioneer Dr. Karl Skorecki of the Technion.

So if making use of your DNA results to illuminate your family history is
on your agenda, or you simply want to make sense of the DNA test results
you have already obtained, then Orlando 2017 is the place to be!
Register today at www.iajgs2017.org while there are still hotel rooms
available!

Adam Brown


KehilaLinks Project Report for March 2017 #subcarpathia

Susana Leistner Bloch
 

We are pleased to welcome the following webpages to
JewishGen KehilaLinks We thank the owners and webmasters
of these webpages for creating fitting memorials to these
Kehilot (Jewish Communities) and for providing a valuable
resource for future generations of their descendants:

Atlit, Israel
Created by Leah Haber Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/atlit/
~~~

Nowy Targ (Neumarkt) (G), Poland
Created by Madeleine Isenberg
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nowy_targ/
~~~

Pancevo (Pantschow), Serbia
Created by Leah H. Gedalia
Webpage Design by KehilaLinks volunteer Richard L. Baum
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Pancevo/index.html
~~~

Podu Turcului (Podu Turc), Romania
Created by Jay Sage
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Podu_Turcului/
~~~

Serpneve (Leipzig) (B), Ukraine
Created by Yefim Kogan
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/serpneve/


KEHILALINKS WEBPAGES RECENTLY UPDATED:

Bocki (Bodki), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/bocki/Bocki.html
~~~

Zbarazh (Zbaraz) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Suchostaw/sl_zbaraz.htm
~~~

Some of our Kehila webpages were created by people who are
no longer able to maintain them. We thank them for their past
efforts and wish them luck on their future endeavors.

Or by people who are no longer living.
May their Memory be for a Blessing

The following webpages are "orphaned" and are available for
adoption.

Rozdil (Rozdol) (G), Ukraine
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Rozdol/Rozdol.htm
~~~

Tetiev, Ukraine
Created by Irwin B. Margiloff z"l
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/tetiev/tetiev.htm
~~~

Prahova County, Romania
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Regions.html
~~~

Shchadryn (Shchedrin), Belarus
http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/Scadryn/
~~~

GOOD NEWS! The following webpages were adopted:

If you wish to create a KehilaLinks webpage please contact us
at: < bloch@mts.net>.

NEED TECHNICAL HELP CREATING A WEBPAGE?:
We have a team of dedicated volunteer webpage designers
who will help you create a webpage.

Wishing you a Sweet and Joyous Pessach,

Susana Leistner Bloch, VP, KehilaLinks, JewishGen, Inc.
Barbara Ellman, KehilaLinks Technical Coordinator

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