Please join us at our next meeting:

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
Exploring Sephardic Heritage with
Genealogy and DNA
November 10, 2019 
1-4 PM
RSVP by November 3

Maria Apodaca A 500-year Personal Journey
. Maria will demonstrate her genealogical research, the Converso history of northern New Mexico, traditions and customs preserved in families since 1598, and her personal journey. Her traditional research goes back to Diego Blandin Gonzales, who was born in Coimbra, Portugal and died in Nueva Espana in 1598.. She is co-membership chair for the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies; and serves on the steering committee for JGS New Mexico. She is also a speaker on New Mexico crypto-Jews/converso for Road Scholars .  

Schelly Talalay Dardashti Jewish-Ethnicity & DNA History
Migration, Genetics
Schelly looks at Jewish history and DNA, covering the post-1391 and post-1492 migrations from what is today's Spain and Portugal to around the Mediterranean, into the Balkans, North Africa, and the New World. DNA project results and genetic medical conditions (including BRCA1) are also addressed. A journalist and genealogist, Schelly Talalay Dardashti is the US Genealogy Advisor for She has traced her family across Eastern Europe, Spain and Iran for 30 years. Schelly was an early proponent of DNA for genealogists and is co administrator/founder of the Iberian Ashkenaz DNA Project (investigating Sephardic origins of some Eastern European Ashkenazi families) and the Jewish Persian DNA Project, both at FTDNA.
San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
Upcoming Meetings
November 10, 2019
December 8, 2019

All meetings start at 1:00 p.m 
on the 
Second Sunday of the month unless otherwise announced.

​San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
JCC Senior Activity Room
The Society maintains an extensive library collection including maps, newsletters and journals. 

Programs are open to the public and non-members         
For 2020 IAJGS conference information, see the conference website at or email  
We are not co-hosting the conference.