Meetings are held 10 months a year, on Sundays from 1:30-3:30 pm or on Mondays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim (click for directions), 2420 E. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Once a year we meet at the Los Angeles FamilySearch Library.

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Next Meeting

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 1:30-3:30pm

"The Other Side of Jewish Genealogy: Sephardic Research", Schelly Talalay Dardashti

Just a few years ago, researchers of Sephardic genealogy were out of luck. However, thanks to the internet, the Sephardic genealogy world has increased exponentially every year. Where once there was nothing, today we have many websites, new books, increased library holdings, conferences, accessible archival records from the comfort of our homes, and increasingly important DNA projects that focus on this field. Included in this presentation will be numerous archival documents, and many examples of online resources that simply did not exist in the recent past.

Speaker: Schelly Talalay Dardashti - Native New Yorker Dardashti resides in New Mexico, after having lived with her family in Teheran, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Tel Aviv. For some 30 years, she has traced her Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Mizrahi families across Iran, Spain, Russia, Belarus, Lithuania, and Ukraine. A journalist and genealogist, she was the genealogy columnist for the Jerusalem Post, created the award-winning Tracing the Tribe - The Jewish Genealogy Blog (since 2006), and founded the Facebook group "Tracing the Tribe - Jewish Genealogy on Facebook," with some 20,000 global members. She is the US Genealogy Advisor for and co-admins several DNA projects a FamilyTree DNA.

[Schelly Talalay Dardashti photo]

Schelly Talalay Dardashti

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