Ashkenazi or Sephardi? DNA unites Jewish families,,but raises questions #southafrica

Saul Issroff <saul@...>

Ashkenazi or Sephardi? DNA unites Jewish families,
but raises questions

Schelly Talalay Dardashti has written an article on today's JTA (Jewish
Telegraphic Agency) web site

titled "Ashkenazi or Sephardi? DNA unites Jewish families, but raises
questions" .

This is based on the paper Herb Huebscher and I are presenting at the
26th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy. The official
Conference website is <>
on Wednesday, August 16 1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
and describes the twenty-five disparate families, 22 of them now
Jewish, that have been identified via DNA testing as descendants of a
common paternal ancestor who lived several hundred years ago. These
families were connected through Family Tree DNA
A summary of the paper is on Session Summary

The Genetics and genealgoy programme is : Wednesday, August 16
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
423 Genes for Genealogists: Genetics, Inheritance, and DNA Made Simple

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
425 Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA to Connect -- What DNA Testing Can, and
Can't, Tell a Modern Genealogist Greenspan

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
430 Our Foremothers: Researching the Common Ancestry of Ashkenazi Jews

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
130 A Genealogical Puzzle: Twenty-one Disparate Families with a Common
Ancestor Huebscher Issroff

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
248 Sephardic DNA Study: Les Fleurs de l'Orient. Farhi

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
247 How Do Jewish People Use Genetic Information? Ostrer, Harmon ,
Zajac Kleinhandler

Thursday, August 17
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
445 Medical and Genetic Family History: The Role of the Jewish
Genealogist Diamond

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
447 Genetics Panel: Using DNA to Enrich Our Research and Our Health
Diamond, Behar, Feinberg , Huebscher and Issroff

Saul Issroff (London)

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