The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Research

March 2nd, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

LECTURE TITLE: The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Research

SESSION NUMBER:  S453

TIME & DATE:  Saturday, 05 May 2018, 4 p.m.

Recent years have witnessed a massive increase in accessible Sephardic resources. This has assisted both Jewish genealogists and Hispanic/Iberian genealogists in researching their roots.

The program will cover defining the term Sephardim. Who are they? How did history impact the history of this Jewish community, including the Inquisition, other historical events, and migration. Attendees who have  discovered Jewish ancestry via a DNA test will find this session helpful.

Some topics to be covered include:

  • Who are the Sephardim? The Inquisition, names, documents, books, journals, websites, DNA

  • If you know you have Sephardic roots, or if you have just discovered Jewish ancestry via a DNA test, this will be a valuable program for you.

  • Learn about the many resources now available and where to go for much more.

The included four-page syllabus will provide details about many online resources, as well as books and journals. Schelly will also be happy to meet individually with anyone who has questions. She will be based at the MyHeritage booth, so please come and find her! She will also be presenting Tracing the Tribe with DNA (Friday, 4 May, 9.30am), and Jewish Genealogy for Non-Jews:  History, Migration and DNA (Friday. 4 May, 2.30pm) for anyone wishing more information about Jewish ancestry.

ABOUT: Genealogist/journalist Schelly Talalay Dardashti is MyHeritage’s US Genealogy Advisor. She has tracked her Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Mizrahi families for 30+ years, and created “Tracing the Tribe – Jewish Genealogy on Facebook,”  with 20,000+ global members.

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