26 2016

DNA in Jewish Genealogical Research

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Sinai 41 West Hartford Rod
Newington, CT 06111

Contact Gail Reynolds

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Connecticut is pleased to present special program on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Temple Sinai in Newington. This program is free and open to the public.

World-famous genealogist Israel Pickholtz will discuss how to interpret and use DNA results in your Jewish genealogical research.

Need help understanding and interpreting your DNA test results? DNA results are especially complicated for Jews, who have largely "married within the tribe" for hundreds of years, a practice known as endogamy. This phenomenon, with variations, occurs in other populations, including early American colonial. In this presentation, professional genealogist and author Israel Pickholtz will tackle this challenge head on. Since every family is different, rather than taking a "how-to" approach, he will demonstrate how he dealt with endogamy in his family and identify general lessons that apply to all DNA research. His goal is to inspire listeners and readers to say, "I can do this!" Following the talk, copies of his book, ENDOGAMY: One Family, One People, will be available for purchase and signing.

Israel Pickholtz, a native of Pittsburgh, has lived in Israel since 1973. He has been working on his families’ genealogies since 1994. His flagship work is the Pikholz Project that aims to identify and reconnect all Pikholz descendants. Pickholtz is a member of the Israel Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists. He has lectured at IAJGS conferences and has been widely published in many genealogy publications.



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