The Jewish Genealogical Society of Portland is pleased to announce its January program Endogamous DNA presented by Emily Aulicino. The program will be held January 19, 2020 at 10:30AM at Neveh Shalom 2900 SW Peaceful Ln, Portland, OR 97239.
Endogamy is the custom of marrying only within the limits of a local community or religious or cultural group. Endogamous populations have added challenges with using DNA and determining common ancestors. This is especially present in Jewish communities, making the use of DNA difficult for Jewish genealogy researchers. This presentation will explain the three major types of tests and provide suggestions to assist the tester in determining how their DNA matches could relate to them. Emily Aulicino is a retired teacher, genealogy speaker, and Regional Coordinator for the International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG). She writes a DNA blog and teaches genetic genealogy classes at the Genealogical Forum of Oregon.
Please Save the Dates for our upcoming scheduled programs. Topics and presenters will include:
· February 16, 2020 - Why They Left, Where They Went, and the Tales Their Journeys Can Reveal with Pam Vestal.
· March 8, 2020 - Helping Hands session at the Hollywood Library.
· April 26, 2020 - Adding Historical Context to Your Genealogical Research with Kate Eakman.
· May 31, 2020 - Making the Most of FamilySearch for Jewish Research with Todd Knowles.
All are welcome. There is no charge for attending but we welcome new members. Membership is $23/year. All sessions start at 10:30 AM. Doors open at 10:00AM for those who would like help with specific research questions.