Peer Reviewed Journals For Jewish Genetic Genealogy? #education #dna #general


Adam Cherson
 

Over the years I've come across several references to 'peer-reviewed' journals in message board discussions (without any reference to specific journals). I would like to devote some of my reading time to such publications. Can anyone please post the name(s) of peer-reviewed journals in the English or Spanish languages, focusing on the subject of Jewish Genetic Genealogy?

Appreciatively,
Adam Cherson
NY, NY


MARLISE GROSS
 

I am not sure about the Peer Review criteria, however, there are a number of publications that contain in-depth genealogy research.  For Jewish, there is Avotaynu, which is an excellent read 4 times a year, I believe.  Non Jewish specific, is the NGS (National Genealogy Society) Quarterly,  https://www.ngsgenealogy.org/ngsq/.  You have to join NGS to gain access.  The articles are heavy on early America genealogy, which is not exactly relatable sometimes.  But you can learn about genealogy nonetheless.  And sometimes there are articles that are a little more time relevant.  I would imagine that some of the societies, like DAR, have their own publication as well.

Marlise Gross
Cherry Hill, NJ


JoAnne Goldberg
 

Sounds as though there's an opportunity to start a peer-reviewed
publication!
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JoAnne Goldberg - Menlo Park, California; GEDmatch M131535
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COHEN, KAMP, HARFF, FLECK, FRÖHLICH, HAUSMANN,  DANIEL  -- Rhineland, Germany

 


Marion Werle
 

In addition to the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) that Marlise mentioned, there are other peer-reviewed journals that cover general genealogy: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (NEHGR), The New York Genealogical & Biographical RecordThe American Genealogist, and The Genealogist. These journals all adhere to the BCG's (Board for the Certification of Genealogists) Genealogy Standards. According to a class I took at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), these journals are reviewed by genealogists who are experts in the field, and returned to the the author with comments and suggestions before being accepted for publication - hence the designation "peer-reviewed."

The closest thing in the Jewish genealogy world, which includes articles on DNA, is Avotaynu, which is scholarly, but not peer-reviewed, as far as I know.

Hope that helps.

Marion Werle

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Marion Werle
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Barbara Stack
 

Who are the peers for such a journal? What would be the credentials?
 
Barbara Stack
Berkeley, CA
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ALTSZTEJN                     Nowy Dwor, Mazowiecki, Poland
CHRZADOWSKI             Brzeziny, Poland
CHSHUNSTOFSKY         Brzeziny, Kikol, Lipno Poland
DROZDOWCIZ                Nowy Dwor, Mazowiecki, Poland
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SCHLEGER                      Lokachi, Ukraine
STACHOWITZ                 USA
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THORNER                        Plock, Poland
TORUNCZYK                  Warszawa, Poland
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ZLOTNICK                       Nowy Dwor, Mazowiecki, Poland

 


Allan Westreich
 

There's also the recently revived online Journal of Genetic Genealogy, though not at all specific to Jewish genealogy. 

Allan Westreich


YY Bond
 

At https://www.academia.edu/ they have a full range of articles about Genetic Genealogy and Jewish Genetic Genealogy (and all subjects really).  They are from a variety of publications (some peer- reviewed). And  you can get articles about the subjects you are interested in sent to you. 
 
Yechezkel Bund, Jerusalem, Israel


Jill Golden
 

While this is not peer reviewed or particularly Jewish, it is a very interesting book about DNA testing and using applying the results to your DNA matches. It is written in a very readable way with some fascinating stories to carry you along through the dry stuff. I enjoyed it and learned a lot. The Lost Family, How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are, by Libby Copeland. Abrams Press. 
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Jill Golden
COHN/KAGEN Lithuania
SACHS/ZACHS Lithuania 
SIMPSON Lithuania 
HARRIS/HIRSCH Germany