Don’t miss the next presentation in our series of JewishGen Talks webinars, with our speaker, Dr. Stephen P. Morse.
From DNA to Genetic Genealogy:
Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
3:00 pm Eastern Time (New York)
The study of genetics that started with Gregor Mendel's pea experiments in 1865 has now entered the genealogy field with Megan Smolenyak's coining of the term "genetealogy" in 2000. To understand the genealogical aspects requires an understanding of some of the basic concepts.
This talk introduces genes, chromosomes, and DNA, and goes on to show how DNA is inherited. That knowledge of inheritance can be used for finding relatives you didn't know you had, learning about your very distant ancestors and the route they traveled, and determining if you are a Jewish high priest (Kohan).
Examples presented include Genghis Khan’s legacy, the Thomas Jefferson affair, and the Anastasia mystery.
Stephen P. Morse is the creator of the award-winning One-Step Website https://stevemorse.org/; Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and the Award of Merit from the National Genealogical Society; Best known as the architect of the Intel 8086, which sparked the PC revolution 35 years ago.
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