DNA of the Jewish People, Dec. 7

double helixJewishGen.org and the Museum of Jewish Heritage are co-sponsoring a special lecture by Bennett Greenspan entitled “The DNA of the Jewish People,” hosted at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan next Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:30pm. Genealogy expert Bennett Greenspan, the founder and president of Family Tree DNA, will show the genetic similarities shared by Ashkenazim and Sephardim— two historically isolated geographical groups. Using real-life examples, including non-Jews who were surprised to learn they had Jewish roots, Greenspan will explain how genealogists can harness DNA information to enhance their family tree research. After the program, DNA kits will be available for purchase. Tickets for the lecture are $10 for the general public, $7 students/seniors, $5 members.

To buy tickets and to read more about this event, visit the Museum of Jewish Heritage website, here: http://www.mjhnyc.org/calendar_dec14.html#dna

For more upcoming genealogy-related events in the New York region, check the New York Family History School Calendar.

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