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Book: Sephardic Genealogy's new edition

Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog Here's excellent news for Sephardic researchers!



Jeff Malka contacted me some time ago about the upcoming expanded and completely updated second edition of his award-winning book, "Sephardic… Continue

Added by Schelly Talalay Dardashti on July 19, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Book: An Ashkenazi given name handbook

Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy blog Avotaynu has announced the publication of Alexander Beider's "Handbook of Ashkenazic Given Names and Their Variants."



This softcover book is the dictionary section of his previously published and… Continue

Added by Schelly Talalay Dardashti on July 19, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

New Mexico: Secret ancestry, hidden health risks

From Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog



Hispanics in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado are more frequently uncovering a secret Jewish ancestry, as well as a hidden health risk.



The story mentions FamilyTreeDNA.com's Santa Fe DNA Project, Father Bill Sanchez (with a moving 30-minute video interview - see below), a genetics counselor, information… Continue

Added by Schelly Talalay Dardashti on July 18, 2009 at 11:18am — No Comments

Paul Allen's Apology: GenealogyWise.com

From Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog

Early this morning, Paul Allen posted a very frank and open apology about the recent GenealogyWise.com incidents. He had attempted to post it on Terry Thornton's blog, but it was too long, so included the entire message at his own site, PaulAllen.net.



Among the issues he… Continue

Added by Schelly Talalay Dardashti on July 18, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Changing the rules: Genealogywise.com

From Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog



GenealogyWise.com has changed the rules on its "contest," and may do so again, according to this early morning message from the company.



The rules are somewhat better and not focused on the goal of "grabbing" (quantification) as many members and posting as much as possible. The objective has changed to something more… Continue

Added by Schelly Talalay Dardashti on July 16, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Wise Guys: GenealogyWise.com

From Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog



The geneablogger community went through Facebook fantasy, followed by Twitter twisting.



This past week has been a whirlwind of wise guys (and gals) setting up shop at GenealogyWise.com.



If you haven't heard about Genealogy Wise, it is likely because your cave in the hills is still waiting for an Internet… Continue

Added by Schelly Talalay Dardashti on July 15, 2009 at 9:27pm — 1 Comment

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