Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society (MNJGS) April Meeting Announcement #general


MNJGS April 2018 Meeting

Date: Sunday, April 15, 2018 Time: 1:00 PM
Place: Beth El Synagogue Learning Center 5225 Barry St. W. St. Louis
Park, Minnesota 55426
Speaker: Jay Sage
Topic: DNA Testing and Jewish Genealogy

Jay Sage retired as a physicist >from MIT Lincoln Laboratory to pursue
his interest in Jewish genealogy. He currently serves as vice president
of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
(IAJGS). He is a past president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of
Greater Boston and serves now as one of its journal editors. Both of
his parents grew up in Minneapolis and he still has many relatives there.

DNA testing is now affordable for individuals. Jay Sage will discuss the
role that it can play in genealogical research. Presentation of the basics
of human genetics will clarify the essential features of the two very
different categories of tests: The Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA
tests on the one hand and the autosomal DNA test on the other. Examples
will illustrate how conclusions can properly be drawn >from results of each
type of test, with an emphasis on the appropriate uses of the tests and on
what can and cannot be learned >from them. The talk will also briefly cover
how to order and perform the tests and how much they cost.
Admission is free for members, $5 non-members

Walter S. Elias (Minnesota Jewish Genealogical Society)

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