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Genetic Genealogy


2:00PM - 3:00PM

Jewish Ethnicity and DNA: Ashkenazi, Sephardi, Mizrahi and Beyond

Presenter: Schelly Talalay Dardashti

What does it really mean when your results show Jewish DNA, such as Ashkenazi, Sephardi or something else? How can we trace our families to that point if this is a surprise? What is it about endogamy (and not just Ashkenazi)? How can a knowledge of historical events and migration patterns help us understand who we are and who our ancestors were?

Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
DNA: all levels, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Migration: emigration/immigration; naturalization; migration routes
Eastern European/Russian, Italian, Jewish, Mexican, Portuguese, Southern European