Speaker: Rachel Unkefer
Title: "Behind the Brick Wall: Solving Research Problems with DNA Testing"
Date and Time: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Please join us on Sunday, March 26, 2017, for our next program:
"Behind the Brick Wall: Solving Research Problems with DNA Testing,"
presented by Rachel Unkefer.
Many genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they spend
money with testing companies without a concrete goal or question in
mind. Successful testing begins with posing questions and then
selecting the correct tests and testers to answer those questions.
Rachel Unkefer will help you learn how to set testing goals and how to
navigate the testing and analysis processes.
Rachel Unkefer, based in Charlottesville, VA, has been a genealogist
for more than 30 years and a genetic genealogist for nearly 10 years,
specializing in German-Jewish immigrants to the United States before
1880. She is the founder of JewishGen's Early American SIG and
administers several DNA surname and geographical projects at Family
Tree DNA, most notably the Bacharach DNA Project. She has published
several articles in "Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish
Genealogy" and has spoken on genetic genealogy at international
genealogical conferences. When not doing genealogy research, she
writes fiction and runs a nonprofit community writing center in
The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first
meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at
www.jgsmd.org for late updates and for the time, location, and program
of future meetings.
JGSMD Public Relations