In this issue: As Hobart Synagogue prepares to celebrate its 175th birthday next year they want anyone with a family connection to get in touch and get involved. Evelyn Frybort explains how DNA confirmed her relationship with cousins in Mexico and we have an illustrated summary of Robyn Dryen's Eastern Suburbs Workshop presentation on cemetery symbolism and iconography.

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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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