'A DNA Discussion with a DNA Devotee' at April 8, 2018, JGS of Illinois meeting #general


Genealogist Alvin Holtzman will present "A DNA Discussion with a DNA
Devotee" at the Sunday, April 8, 2018, Jewish Genealogical Society of
Illinois meeting at 7 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom, 772 W. 5th Ave.,
Naperville, Ill.

Registration and networking begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, see
https://jgsi.org/event-2819460 or phone 312-666-0100.

In his presentation, Holtzman, a long-time JGSI genealogy help desk
volunteer, will share what he has learned >from testing more than 30
relatives and would-be relatives. One of the first to take a DNA test
(kit No. 60) with FamilyTreeDNA, and also a DNA tester with AncestryDNA
and 23andMe, he will touch on the strengths and weaknesses of each
genetic testing service. Plus, he'll review MyHeritage.com and
GEDmatch.com .

Genealogy has been a favorite hobby of his since 1979. Holtzman has
attended the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
annual conference at least 12 times since 1999. His research has taken
him around the world, visiting relatives discovered through his research

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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