08 August 2006

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A native New Yorker, Schelly Talalay Dardashti was the Jewish genealogy columnist for the Jerusalem Post’s City Lights/Metro weekly from 1999-2005 and writes on genealogy for www.ynetnews.com. She has written for JTA, Reform Judaism, Outlook (Women’s League of Conservative Judaism), and many Jewish papers. She has taught online Jewish genealogy courses for www.ancestry.com and www.myfamily.com, hands-on workshops in Barcelona and is president of the five-branch JFRA Israel genealogy society. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, JewishGen’s Belarus SIG and Sefard Forum, American Jewish Press Association. Since 1989, she has been researching and keeping the family records for her TALALAY family (Spain, Belarus) and her husband’s DARDASHTI family (Iran).


  1. Anonymous12:57 PM


    Great job. Keep up the good work

    Frank Barnes

  2. Anonymous3:33 AM


    Your blog is great, it enables those of us who aren't at the conference to know what's going on.

    Best wishes
    Chaim Freedman

  3. Anonymous8:15 PM


    I found out about your new genealogy venture at the Conference in New York. This will surely be an exciting and rewarding activity for all Jewish Family Historians. I had to check it out as soon as I got home.

    Best wishes and great success in this venture.

    Mark Halpern
    West Chester, PA, USA