In this issue: We pay tribute to founding member and past president of AJGS Sophie Caplan OAM, sitting President Robyn Dryen delves into the lives of her ancestors in Broken Hill and AJGS member Sarah Meinrath takes us Back to Bukhara, as she retraces the footsteps of her parents.

Plus we have updates on the 2018 AIJGS conference in Poland, break another brick wall with Sledgehammer and launch another new column, DIY, with practical tips for protecting and preserving your precious artefacts.

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AJGS is pleased to announce the launch of our newsfeed.

The AJGS newsfeed will extend our newsletter's tradition and highlight interesting stories, links and discoveries from the world of Jewish Genealogy in a timely and searchable format. It will NOT replace the Kosher Koala Newsletter, which will continue to be published.

We hope both the AJGS newsfeed and Kosher Koala will help us help you with your genealogical detective work by sharing the most interesting and useful stories from around the world with you and by sharing your stories with our members. 

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