JGSLI Hybrid Meeting--Mapping our Forefathers: YDNA and what it tells us about Jewish Genealogy and History, Sunday, May 22 at 2pm Mid Island JCC and via Zoom. #announcements #dna #education

Jeff A.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island is delighted to invite you to our next meeting.


When: Sunday, May 22, 2:00 PM

Location: Mid-Island JCC, 45 Manetto Hill Rd, Plainview

Topic: Mapping our Forefathers: YDNA and what it tells us about Jewish Genealogy and History

Speaker: Michael Waas

Since the genetic genealogy revolution began in the late 1990s, more and more people have undertaken DNA testing to solve genealogical riddles on their family trees. For genetic genealogy, there are three main types of tests -- Y-DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and autosomal DNA. In his talk, Michael Waas will focus on Y-DNA -- the various types of tests available and how Y-DNA testing can both assist our family research and teach us about Jewish history.


A professional genealogist, Michael is a co-founder of Hollander-Waas Jewish Heritage Services. He specializes in historic preservation and in multidisciplinary research on Portuguese and Ottoman Jewry. In addition, Michael volunteers with AvotaynuDNA, serving as project anthropologist and historian. 


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I look forward to seeing you all!


Jeff Austin