JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen One-Day DNA Conference hosted by JGS of Illinois--June 2, 2019 #general
"DNA: Tests, Tools and Tales" is the theme of the Jewish Genealogical
Society of Illinois's one-day conference on Sunday, June 2, 2019, at
Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Ill. This special event
will offer two tracks -- one for beginners and one for more experienced
users of genealogical genetic testing.
The conference will feature talks by Lara Diamond and Gil Bardige, two
experts in using and understanding DNA analyses for family history
Lara, president of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland, blogs about
DNA and her Eastern European research at larasgenealogy.blogspot.com .
Gil, a member of the Columbus Jewish Historical Society in Ohio, is a
firm believer that DNA results can be a valuable tool in genealogical
research as it generates clues to help people confirm relationships.
Conference attendees will have chances to win door prizes >from
FamilyTreeDNA and MyHeritage.
Sign-in, networking, and the JGSI genealogy help desk and research
library will be available >from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Presentations will be
given >from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., with lunch available >from noon to 1:15
Before May 20, early registration fees are $45 for JGSI members, $50 for
non-members and $25 for students. After May 20, the fees are $10 higher.
Members of any IAJGS-affiliated society may attend the conference at the
JGSI member rate.
For more information and to register, go to
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois