JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGS of Illinois Feb. 14, 2016, meeting: Israel Pickholtz speaking on Jewish genetic genealogy #general


Israel Pickholtz, a resident of Jerusalem and author of 'ENDOGAMY: One
Family, One People', will speak on Jewish Genetic Genealogy A Study
in Endogamy at the Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, meeting of the Jewish
Genealogical Society of Illinois. His presentation will begin at 2 p.m.
at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:30 p.m. to
accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials,
get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before
the main program begins at 2 p.m.

The hottest topic in genealogy in the last few years has been genetics,
and tens of thousands of genealogists and their family members have
ordered DNA tests. Most of those haven't a clue what to do with their
test results, Israel Pickholtz says.

In his book, 'ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People,' he tackles the
challenge of endogamous communities head-on.

In his presentation, Pickholtz does not bring a 'how to' approach, as
every family is different. He prefers a 'how I did it' approach,
demonstrating the successes he has had in his own families and the
general lessons that are applicable to all research of this sort. His
goal is to inspire his listeners and readers to say 'I can do this!'

This program is free and open to the public. For more information about
this program, see or call 312-666-0100.

Submitted by:
Martin Fischer
Vice President-Publicity
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois

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