JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS NY Meeting Sunday February 17 #general

Harriet Mayer <mayharri@...>

The Jewish Genealogical Society (NY) invites you to join us at our
Sunday, February 17th meeting.
Place: Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th St. New York NY
Time: 2:00 PM

Program: "Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People"
Speaker: Dr. Harry Ostrer, Professor of Pathology and Genetics at
Albert Einstein School of Medicine (AECOM)

At a time when many Jews are investigating genetic testing as a tool
for family history research, Dr. Ostrer will provide the perspective
of a scientist who has studied the genetics of Jewish people for 30
years. In 2007, he launched the "Jewish HapMap Project," a
collaboration of AECOM, New York University School of Medicine and
Jewish communities to understand the structure of the genomes in
Jewish populations. The significance of the new genetic analysis is,
in Dr. Ostrer's words, demonstrating "that the history of the Jews
can be seen in their genes". A book signing will follow Dr. Ostrer's

In addition, >from 12:30 to 1:30: Bring your lunch and meet with
fellow JGS members and experts in an informal setting to share
research stories and ask questions.

The Ackman & Ziff Family Genealogy Institute at CJH will be open at
11:00 AM with access to research materials and computers.

Admission is free for members of JGS (NY); guests are welcome, $5.
For more information, please visit or our Facebook page.

Harriet Mayer
JGS NY VP Communications

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