JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen JGSMD December 16 program announcement #general

Susan Steeble

Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
Speaker: Lara Diamond
Title: "Genetic Genealogy 101"
Date and Time: Sunday, December 16, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd,
Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., at the
Pikesville Library's meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville,
to hear Lara Diamond present "Genetic Genealogy 101."

This introduction to genetic genealogy-related DNA testing will cover
the types of tests available (autosomal, yDNA, and mtDNA) and discuss
the types of genealogical questions each can help to answer. The pros
and cons of testing with various companies (particularly for autosomal
testing) will be covered, as will strategies for transferring results
from one company to others. You will learn what results will look like
with each type of test and what your initial steps should be once your
results are in. This talk will also discuss the reliability of
ethnicity estimates.

Lara Diamond has been researching her family for more than 25 years,
starting as a middle school student. She has traced all branches of
her family multiple generations back in Europe, using Russian
Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research
is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. As
she is an Ashkenazic Jew, she gets to have particular fun with her
completely endogamous genome. She is president of the Jewish Genealogy
Society of Maryland, leads JewishGen's Subcarpathian SIG, and is on
JewishGen's Ukraine SIG's board of directors. She also runs multiple
district- and town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist
all those researching ancestors >from common towns. She blogs about DNA
and her Eastern European research at .

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied
to JGSMD membership fee) after their first meeting. Please check our
web site at for late updates and for the time, location,
and program of future meetings.

Susan Steeble
Baltimore, MD
JGSMD Public Relations

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