JGS of Pittsburgh presents Lara Diamond at the Rauh Jewish History and Archives Program #general


Steve Jaron
 

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh and the Rauh Jewish History
Program and Archives welcome noted genealogist Lara Diamond on Sunday
May 13, 2018 at 11:00am to the Rauh Jewish History Program and
Archives at the Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman St Pittsburgh PA
15222 in the Strip District.

Lara will present:

DNA Successes In--And Despite Of--Endogamy

Genetic genealogy is much more complicated when dealing with
endogamous populations than the general population, and many people
get frustrated when trying to identify actual relatives >from the mass
of genetic cousins who are actually related in many ways quite far
back. Learn how you can have success when dealing with
endogamy by examining stories >from the speaker's own family's DNA,
which include reuniting with branches thought killed in the Holocaust.

Lara Diamond has been researching her family for 25 years, starting as
a middle school student. Her maternal family emigrated directly to
Pittsburgh and McKeesport. She has traced all branches of her family
multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and
Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in
modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. As she is
an Ashkenazic Jew, she gets to have particular fun with her completely
endogamous genome. She is president of the Jewish Genealogy Society
of Maryland, leads JewishGen's Subcarpathian SIG, is on JewishGen's
Ukraine SIG's board of directors. She also runs multiple district-and
town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist all those
researching ancestors >from common towns. She blogs about DNA and her
Eastern European research at
http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com.

The program will begin at 11:00am with a brief Q&A session for any
questions about the audience's personal research and the JGS. Lara
Diamond's presentation will begin at 11:30am. The program is free and
open to the public, refreshments will be served. Street parking is
free on Sundays and there are paid lots in the vicinity. RSVP's are
requested but not required and can be sent to pghjgs@gmail.com

For more information please feel free to contact
Eric Lidji - eslidji@heinzhistorycenter.org or
Steve Jaron - sjaron@gmail.com

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Steve Jaron - President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh
sjaron@gmail.com

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