Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society April Meeting this Sunday #announcements #events #jgs-iajgs
Orange County California Jewish Genealogy Society April Meeting
Sunday April 24 at 10:00 am (Pacific time zone) Libby Copeland:
Exploring Jewish Genealogy and Home DNA Testing
The presentation will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of
home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. It will draw on
Libby Copeland’s years of research for her new book The Lost Family:
How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020), which The Wall
Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically
affected by genetic sleuthing.” With close to 40 million people having
been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans
are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have
been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families.
The presentation will discuss the implications of home DNA testing for
Jewish genealogy, as well as the unique challenges of genetic
genealogy for Ashkenazim.
Register in advance for the virtual meeting by clicking this link:
Members are free and everyone else is $5 payable on our website www.ocjgs.org.