The JGS of Pittsburgh Presents: “The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are” with Libby Copeland #dna #jgs-iajgs #events
In this presentation, Libby Copeland will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. She will draw on her years of research for her 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.
To register please visit https://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/events/jewish-genealogical-society-libby-copeland-oct-6-2022
The cost for this program is $5 for the general public.
All programs are free for members of the JGS of Pittsburgh.
This virtual program will be presented via Zoom and recorded. After the program, the recording will be made available to JGS of Pittsburgh members who are current with their dues.
All attendees are encouraged to log onto the presentation 30 minutes early for a virtual open house. It’s an opportunity to share genealogy stories and make new friends.
For information on membership and future programs please visit our website at www.pghjgs.org
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