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Sunday Workshop

Come along and get some help with your research. Access society resources and browse our library. Society members can help you break through your brick walls and open up new lines of enquiry.

Monday Workshop

Come along and get some help with your research. Access society resources and browse our library. Society members can help you break through your brick walls and open up new lines of enquiry.

Eastern Suburbs Workshop

AJGS Eastern Suburbs Workshop usually consist of a short talk followed by time to browse resources or get some help with your research. The library closes at 5m so workshops usually wrap up at 4:45.

The subject of the talk at this workshop is Holocaust Records.

Many of our families did not speak of the Holocaust. First-hand experiences were too painful to detail, second-hand information was possibly not reliable – but mostly they wanted to protect children and grandchildren from the stark reality of horrendous suffering.

We now wish to know more – sadly, it is often too late to ask.

Can we find the names of immediate and extended family who did not survive? Can we find out what happened in our parents’ / grandparents’ / great-grandparents’ towns during the war? What records and testimonies exist and how do we access them? What else can we find?

Robyn Dryen will outline the many available collections and databases for attempting to reconstruct your family’s experiences in Europe and elsewhere during WW2.

Sunday Workshop

Come along and get some help with your research. Access society resources and browse our library. Society members can help you break through your brick walls and open up new lines of enquiry.

AGM

Annual General Meeting of the Australian Jewish genealogical Society open to all members.

Guest Speaker TBC

Sunday Workshop

Come along and get some help with your research. Access society resources and browse our library. Society members can help you break through your brick walls and open up new lines of enquiry.

Monday Workshop

Come along and get some help with your research. Access society resources and browse our library. Society members can help you break through your brick walls and open up new lines of enquiry.

Eastern Suburbs Workshop

Sephardi Genealogy – A video presentation. *

  • Have you ever wondered whether your family were Crypto Jews?
  • Are you trying to trace Spanish or Portuguese heritage?
  • Have you taken a DNA test and been surprised that your results show Sephardi ancestors when you thought they were all Ashkenazi?

Dani Haski introduces two lectures by leading Sephardic genealogists. They were recorded at an International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies (IAJGS) conference.

Genie Milgrom– The Inquisition: The Jews Who Stayed

We know a lot about the Jews that left Spain in 1492 for the Ottoman Empire but what happened to the Jews that stayed behind? This presentation focuses on the historical development of the Crypto Jews in Spain and Portugal and their colonies.

Genie is author of How I found My 15 Grandmothers.She was born in Cuba into a Catholic Family of Spanish Ancestry. In an unparalleled work of genealogy, she was able to fully document her unbroken Jewish lineage as far back as 1405 to Pre Inquisition Spain and Portugal. As Past President of the JGS of Greater Miami and the Society for Crypto Judaic Studies she has travelled extensively doing Crypto Jewish Research.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti– The Inquisition: The Jews Who Left

During the Inquisition, many Jews left following the events of 1391 and 1492. This lecture focuses on where they went, the organizations they created in new places, how they maintained connections with their brethren around the world, and the significance of those newly formed Sephardic communities.

Schelly is the US Genealogy Advisor for MyHeritage.com and Founder of Tracing the Tribe – Jewish Genealogy on Facebook. She has traced her family across Eastern Europe, Spain and Iran for 30+ years. She is co-administrator of several DNA projects including the IberianAshkenaz DNA Project and the Jewish Persian DNA Project.

When:  Sunday 18 August
Time:    2pm – 4.45pm (Screening will begin at 2.15 and Q&A/discussion will follow)
Where: Theatrette, Waverley Library, 32-48 Denison St, Bondi Junction
All welcome but please RSVP to: society@ajgs.org.auby 15 August .

Sunday Workshop

Come along and get some help with your research. Access society resources and browse our library. Society members can help you break through your brick walls and open up new lines of enquiry.

Sunday Workshop

Come along and get some help with your research. Access society resources and browse our library. Society members can help you break through your brick walls and open up new lines of enquiry.