Tracing the Tribe is a blog about Jewish genealogy - All the developments, tools and resources you'll need to peer more closely into your family tree. Created in 2006 at JTA's request, it is now independent.
When Tracing the Tribe arrived at Beit Hatfutsot at 8.30am, nothing much was happening. In less than an hour, nearly all of the 50 MyHeritage.com computers were in use by people of all ages, including many children.
Tracing the Tribe is sharing a table with Rose Feldman and Garri Regev of the Israel Genealogical Society (photo below right) and we also are displaying the 2010 IAJGS International Jewish Genealogy Month poster.
Many people are stopping by and asking about genealogy, how to get started, what to do, even questions on DNA genetic genealogy.
It appears to be a great day for MyHeritage. In just the first five hours, neary 400 trees were added.
It's a good day to be in the air-conditioned lobby of the museum, as it's humid and hot outdoors today.
People who've said hello: Harvey Krueger stopped by to say hello before the Beit Hatfutsot international board of directors meeting, and Assia Reuven and Haim Ghiuzeli of the museum.
Judging from the people in the lobby, it seems more and more people are coming in - which is a good thing.
We're all looking forward to tomorrow's second day!
Schelly Talalay Dardashti has tracked her family history through Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Spain, Iran and elsewhere. A journalist, her articles on genealogy have been widely published. In addition to genealogy blogging (since 2006), she speaks at Jewish and general genealogy conferences, co-founded GenClass.com. Past president of the five-branched JFRA Israel, a Jewish genealogical association, she is a member of several professional organizations.
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