Genealogist Alvin Holtzman will present "DNA Discussion with a DNA
Devotee" at the Wednesday, May 30, 2018, meeting of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road,
Northbrook, Ill. His presentation starts at 7 p.m. Registration,
networking, and the JGSI genealogy help desk and research library will
open at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this free event.
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 DNA test (kit No.
60) with FamilyTreeDNA, and 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 with relatives discovered through his
Professionally, he is a former owner of a printing and copying service
in downtown Chicago. Prior to that, he worked for 19 years as a
marketing manager for Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois