Congratulations to Judy Golan

We are very hap py to congratulte our Minyan member Judy Golan for her winning of 2nd prize for her research [shashin type=”photo” id=”5123″ size=”medium” columns=”1″ order=”user” position=”left”] 

 The IIJG Executive Committee announced this week that the recipients of the Tagger Prizes for original, unpublished research in Jewish genealogy (see Nu – What’s New? vol. 16, no. 5, 2.1.2015) 

  •   Dr Kamila Klauzińska (Poland) for her 2012 doctoral dissertation on “Modern Genealogy of Polish Jews” – 1st prize of $5,000.


  •   Ms. Judy Golan (Israel) for her paper entitled “Reading Between The Lines: Mining Jewish History Through Extraction Of Polish Archival Data” – 2nd prize of $2,000.


Dr. Klauzińska’s thesis (in Polish), based on extensive genealogical research at the macro- and micro- levels, illuminates the interdisciplinary nature of Jewish genealogy and makes the academic case for teaching the subject at the university level. Part of her commendation reads: “[This work] certainly should be useful to anyone interested in Polish Jewish genealogy because of the rich data it brings together.”


An extract from Ms. Golan’s commendation notes that: “[After making] her contribution to understanding [Jewish] marriage patterns, her findings can help make sense of otherwise inexplicable genealogical findings and explain why ancestors chose the mates that they did. In short – this is a contribution both to history and genealogical explication.”


An English summary of the Klauzinska dissertation and the full text of the Golan paper will shortly be published on the IIJG Website at



  Emanuel (Ami) Elyasaf


Executive Director,

International Institute for Jewish Genealogy and Paul Jacobi Center,

National Library of Israel,




פוסט זה זמין גם ב: Hebrew

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