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Schelly Talalay Dardashti Receives National Genealogical Society Award of Excellence

(May 10, 2010) – Schelly Talalay Dardashti was recognized by the National Genealogical Society at its 2010 conference in Salt Lake City with the Award of Excellence: Genealogical Methods and Sources. Dardashti, a native New Yorker now based in Tel Aviv, was honored for her article Ties That Bind: Jewish Research Strategies published in the September 2009 issue of Family
Tree Magazine.

She is a Jewish researcher, journalist, blogger (Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog and MyHeritage Genealogy Blog), online instructor, and international speaker. She was the Jerusalem Post genealogy columnist (“It’s All Relative,” 1995-2005), taught online Jewish genealogy at, and is co-founder of She is former three-term president of the Jewish Family Research Association Israel. Daniel Horowitz of
accepted the award on her behalf.
The award is presented to an individual or nonprofit organization for a specific, significant single contribution in the form of a book, an article, or a series of articles published during the past three years that discusses genealogical methods and sources and serves to foster scholarship and/or
otherwise advances or promotes excellence in genealogy.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogy education, high research standards, and the preservation of genealogical records.  The Arlington, VA-based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, research guidance, and opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

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