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
http://www.jta.org/page_view_story.asp?intarticleid=16659&intcategoryid=5

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 <http://www.jgsny2006.org/>
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 www.familytreedna.com.
A summary of the paper is on Session Summary
http://www.jgsny2006.org/e_pop_profiles.cfm?session=1&session_id=54498&class
_id=51063

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
Sitron

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
Behar

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
Sitron
Diamond, Behar, Feinberg , Huebscher and Issroff

Saul Issroff (London)

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