Where Genealogy and Spirit Connect, November 3, 2009
On, Where Genealogy and Spirit Connect
on BBS Radio
November 3, 2009
Schelly and Susan will discuss the Iberian Askenaz DNA Project at Family Tree DNA and surprises for ostensible Ashkenazi who are finding Sephardic roots. With both genetic genealogy booming, there is also a growth in Sephardic genealogy as well. As an expert in Persian Jewish genealogy, Schelly will provide some useful ideas.
A native New Yorker now living in Tel Aviv, Schelly Talalay Dardashti is a journalist, blogger, online genealogy instructor and speaker, focusing on all aspects of Jewish genealogy.
Schelly writes the top-ranked Jewish genealogy blog, Tracing the Tribe, and the general topic MyHeritage Genealogy Blog for the genealogical social networking site, MyHeritage
Her interests cover all possible aspects of Jewish genealogy, including DNA genetic testing and issues involving Converso/Bnai Anousim and Persian Jewish history. She is co-administrator of the IberianAshkenaz DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA.com, which genetically link some 75% of Eastern European Ashkenazi Jewish project participants to Hispanic individuals with Jewish roots.
She also speaks at Jewish and general international genealogy conferences.
The former Jerusalem Post Jewish genealogy columnist (199-2005, Its All Relative) and YnetNews.com genealogy contributor, her credits include: Jerusalem Post, YnetNews, Family Tree Magazine, JTA, Avotaynu, NGS News, many North American Jewish newspapers and additional publications/media. She is also a co-founder GenClass which provides diverse online practical genealogy courses.
For 20 years, her research has covered Sephardim and Ashkenazim in Iran, Spain, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia and Galicia, and keeps records for the DARDASHTI, TALALAY, BANK and FINK families. She is a member of several professional organizations.
Susan is a Genealogy columnist with The Examiner. As the Genealogy Examiner, Susans column covers cover the gamut of genealogical topics with a rare twist. Through this column Susan will be building a deeper understanding of the spiritual journey of finding our ancestors and finding ourselves. Through a deeper understanding of our history and the history of others will we be.
We live in both very exciting times and very troubling times. But we live in a time where we really do have an opportunity to change; change how we think and feel about ourselves; change how we think and feel about others. We have an opportunity to teach the next generations the importance of preservation, the importance of respect, and the importance of tolerance. There is no better modality than through the study and sharing of our genealogies, our research and through our feelings.
In this light, Susan has launched a new social network, Susaneking.com, the place Where genealogy and spirit connect. This site is designed to assist others to embark on their own personal journey tofind your family, find yourself. Susan will be providing start-up consulting, ongoing monitoring and collaborative services as requested and special services.