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Sunday, April 3, 2016 - Albuquerque, NM

Jewish Genetics Conference

** Sunday, April 3, 2016** 9.30am-4pm
Congregation Albert
3800 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM

**To raise awareness of BRCA-related cancers and other genetic conditions among the Sephardic/Converso population of Northern New Mexico and other non-Ashkenazi Jewish communities.

The event is sponsored by the Jewish Genealogical Society of New Mexico and Congregation Albert.

The all-day program will feature many speakers including Bennett Greenspan of FamilyTreeDNA, and prominent members of the Albuquerque medical community, such as oncologist and cancer geneticist Dr. Victor Vigil, diagnostic radiologist Dr. Michael Linver, oncologist and breast surgeon Dr. Linda Smith, Bernadette Martinez who has extensive outreach experience in Northern New Mexico, and many others. Both medical providers and lay people are all invited.

Box lunch is included in the conference price of $25. Registration information is available at on the home page and the registration form is at

Deadline for lunch order is March 28, 2016, although people may pay at the door on Sunday, April 3 (but not receive lunch). For more information, email moc.ebirtehtgnicart|mnsgj#moc.ebirtehtgnicart|mnsgj or call Natalie Gurule at Congregation Albert, 505-883-1818.

$25 (including box lunch) - see below for choices
Paid Reservation Deadline for Lunch Order: March 28, 2016
Sponsored by the
Jewish Genealogical Society of New Mexico and Congregation Albert
Sunday, April 3, 2016 9.30am-3.30pm
Congregation Albert
3800 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque 87110
Attendee(s) Names – please print clearly

Check (preferred) For credit card payment ($3 fee), call Congregation Albert: 505-883-1818
Checks payable to: Congregation Albert
Congregation Albert
Genetics Conference
Attn: Natalie Gurule
3800 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
$25 conference registration includes a box lunch and beverage. Lunch Order Deadline: March 28, 2016
Salmon Cake Nicoise: greens, potatoes, green beans, olives, capers, tomatoes w/ lemon vinaigrette)
Chicken Gyro Sandwich: Greek chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion & tzatziki sauce w/flatbread)
Eggplant Caprese (roasted eggplant & peppers, fresh mozzarella, tomato & pesto on grilled torta
The ‘Daily Scoop’ (dill-spiked tuna salad on field greens, cherry tomatoes, crackers w/ balsamic
All box lunches include a beverage.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 - Albuquerque, NM

Secrets of Successful Web Searches” and other genealogical topics

Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Albuquerque Main Library Auditorium - Lower Level
501 Copper Avenue NW, Albuquerque, NM

About the Speaker:

David A. Fryxell founded Family Tree Magazine, the nation’s most popular genealogy publication. He continues to write for the magazine as a contributing editor and “History Matters” and “Now What?” columnist. He also compiles the magazine’s annual “101 Best Web Sites” list. His latest book from Family Tree Books is a humorous look at everyday life through history, titled Good Old Days, My Ass! Previously, he edited The Family Tree Guide Book and The Family Tree Guide Book to Europe and contributed to The Family Tree Resource Book for Genealogists.

Pre-Registration is required by May 9, 2016!
Registration must be received by May 9th. No tickets will be sold at the door. Details on our website: click on “Upcoming Events”

Questions? Contact Michael Dietz at ten.eulbdliw|zteidm#ten.eulbdliw|zteidm or 505-384-4133.
Sponsored by Albuquerque Genealogical Society and ABC Library Genealogy Center




Phone: Email

Member $30.00* ___ Non-member $35.00 *Lunch on your own

Please make check out to AGS and mail with registration form to: Albuquerque Genealogical Society Seminar, PO Box 25512, Albuquerque, NM 87125.

June 26-28, 2016, Santa Fe, NM

Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies 2016 Conference

Sunday June 26 - Tuesday June 28, 2016
Drury Plaza Hotel, Santa Fe, NM

Hotel and Conference Registration is now open:

All Roads Lead to Historic Santa Fe!
Join Us for the Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies’ 26th Annual Conference

The annual SCJS conference is a secular venue for the descendants of crypto-Jews, scholars and interested individuals to network and discuss relevant issues. It opens Sunday, June 26 and ends Tuesday, June 28, at the Drury Plaza in Santa Fe. Following successful conferences in Miami, Dallas, San Diego and elsewhere, the Society is coming home to New Mexico.
Our keynote speaker is Inquisition history specialist Dr. Richard Kagan, Arthur O. Lovejoy Professor, Early Modern European history at Johns Hopkins University. He holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. His books include the edited Atlantic Diaspora: Jews, Conversos, and Crypto-Jews in the Age of Mercantilism, 1500-1800, Students and Society in Early Modern Spain (1974), and Inquisitorial Inquiries: Brief Lives of Secret Jews and Other Heretics. His keynote, “A Hornet’s Nest of Heretics,” will focus on an interesting case of 17th-century crypto-Judaism in Mexico City.

The foundations of each event are the panels and discussions with SCJS presenters and members sharing their experiences, insights and personal stories. Informal networking opportunities take place every day.

This year’s theme - “Redefining Crypto-Judaic Identity: Then and Now” – invited papers on crypto-Judaism from any discipline (e.g., anthropology, history, sociology, philosophy, literature, music, art history, etc.) and from any geographic location or time period, especially the issue of crypto-Jewish identity, past and present. All aspects of the Sephardic experience and that of other communities exhibiting crypto-Judaic phenomena anywhere in the world were also encouraged.
Some confirmed topics, as of this writing, include the crypto-Jews of Indonesia, transmitting crypto-Jewish identity, literary representations of crypto-Jews, epigenetics and the trauma of the Inquisition, DNA, the Converso Genealogy Project, crypto-Jewish identity in Sicily and Sardinia, documentary records for conversos and crypto-Jews, the anusim of St. Augustine, Florida, the Lemba of Zimbabwe, The Donme of Turkey, Sephardic origins of Cotija (Mexico), and more. Speakers come from Israel, El Salvador, Turkey, and from across the United States.

Conference arts coordinator Ellen Premack has arranged for well-known artists, including Jacobo de la Serna, Deborah Rael Buckley and others to speak and show their works. Photographer Stephen Collector will present on his evocative New Mexico photographs which will be displayed at the hotel. Vanessa Paloma will headline the Judy Frankel Memorial Concert following dinner on Monday evening. Hazzan Neil Manel Frau-Cortes, born on the island of Mallorca, will present “The Music They Brought: New Mexican Cantigas and Sephardic Romanzas,” following Tuesday’s lunch.

The event opens with pre-conference genealogy workshop - on Sunday, June 26 - will be conducted by genealogists Genie Milgrom and Bennett Greenspan (Founder and CEO, Family Tree and Schelly Talalay Dardashti, with sessions covering Sephardic resources, Sephardic genealogy, converso research techniques and DNA genetic testing. This year, Henrietta Martinez Christmas, New Mexico Genealogical Society president, has been invited to participate and present New Mexican resources.

The conference hotel, the Drury Plaza , has provided a special conference room rate $109 per night (single or double, one king/two queen beds), including breakfast. There are a limited number of rooms available, and suggest that reservations be made immediately at, or call 1-800-325-0720, specify GROUP RESERVATIONS, use group 2249433. It is also a good time to begin looking at flights into Albuquerque or Santa Fe.

Meals are included with registration fees beginning with the opening Sunday dinner event. Kosher meals (additional fee), if required, are provided by Chabad, but only available with full registrations. Partial registration is available for those who cannot attend all days. For registration details, go to
Note: The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies (SCJS) was founded in 1991 and fosters the research of the historical and contemporary development of Crypto-Jews of Iberian origin. It provides a venue for the descendants of Crypto-Jews, scholars, and other interested parties to network and discuss pertinent issues.

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