JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Greater Philadelphia -January 2016 Meeting #general

Lois Sernoff

JGS of Greater Philadelphia - January Meeting

Date: Sunday, January 24, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM
Place: Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road intersection of Old York Road (Route 611)
at Township Line (Route 73) Elkins Park, PA 19027

Speaker: Israel Pickholtz, author of "Endogamy: One Family, One People,"
Topic: Jewish Genetic Genealogy – A Study in Endogamy

His flagship work is the Pikholz Project which serves to identify and reconnect
all Pikholz descendants. He has been involved in genetic genealogy since 2012
and participated in the inaugural Practical Genetic Genealogy course at the
Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh.

He blogs on matters genealogical at "All My Foreparents" and is a member of
the International Society of Genetic Genealogy and the Guild of One-Name Studies.

He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and its
Writers SIG and has written for the APG Quarterly as well as for the IGS
quarterly Sharsheret Hadorot, where he served briefly as editor, and for
Avotaynu, The Galitzianer and other genealogy publications. His book, Endogamy:
One Family, One People, was published in July 2015.

Are you concerned about understanding and interpreting your DNA test
results? DNA results are especially complicated for Jews, who have largely
married "within the tribe" for hundreds of years, a practice known as
endogamy. In this presentation, Israel Pickholtz will tackle this challenge
head on. Since every family is different, rather than taking a "how to"
approach, he will demonstrate how he dealt with endogamy in his family
and identify general lessons that apply to all DNA research. His goal is to
inspire all to say, "I can do this!"

Mentors will be available >from 1-1:30 PM to help with your research efforts.

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Please note that JGSGP has a Speaker's Bureau which is available to local groups
on the various subjects concerning genealogy.

Lois Sernoff [JGS GreaterPhiladelphia]

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