John Newmark of TransylvanianDutch started a new meme. For "Blog Year in Review in Twelve Sentences," bloggers are to post the first sentence of the first blog of each month for 2008.
OK, Tracing the Tribe will play along (with links to the posts), with these from the 800 posts of 2008:
San Francisco: Grandmother's Suitcase, Jan. 8
The search for identity is pervasive.
New York: CJH extends genealogy hours
Thanks to a grant from the Jewish Genealogical Society of New York, the Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at the Center for Jewish History will now be open on Mondays until 7.30pm.
Italy: Inquisition documents displayed
The Vatican has placed Inquisition documents on display through March 16, at Rome's Central Risorgimento Museum.
JewishGen: End of an era?
All of us are JewishGenners - or should be.
DNA: Czar's children's remains confirmed
Another of history's mysteries has been solved - this time using DNA technology to determine family relationships and identity.
Crystal Skulls with a 'kipa' ?
Even the movies are getting into Jewish genealogy.
I apologize for the dearth in Tracing the Tribe's posts - even bloggers need to kick back for a few days once in awhile.
China: Harbin's Jewish Community
The Beijing Review has just posted a story here about Harbin's Jewish community.
Back now in Tel Aviv
Hello, readers! New York was lovely and relatively cool last week.
Illinois: 250 Holocaust documents to go on display
More than 250 World War II postal documents — cards, letters and stamps — have been acquired by an Illinois foundation from a private collector and will soon be on permanent display in a museum in suburban Chicago, according to this AP story on Fox News.
The Phoenician Footprint and more
There's a fascinating New York Times story today about the genetic mark left by the Phoenicians.
Boston: Two dramatic stories, Dec. 7
Two dramatic stories of digging into lost histories and reuniting long separated families will be featured by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB) at its December 7 meeting at Temple Emanuel in Newton.
Enjoy! Thanks, John, for this interesting exercise!