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Confused about DNA for genealogy? JGSGO can help

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando welcomes JGSGO member and webmaster Dr. Barry Sieger as he presents "Making Sense of DNA For the Genealogist," at the Roth Jewish  Jewish Community Center of Greater in Maitland, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at 7 p.m.    

Sieger is a retired physician who specialized in infectious diseases. In retirement, his specialty is Jewish genealogy. Through his research he met his cousin, the late world-famous actor Leonard Nimoy, and has found much of his fascinating family history. Barry's expert genealogy presentations are engaging, interesting, and helpful to people researching their families.

Sieger retired from medicine in 2013. He has been actively engaged in genealogy for about 20 years, focusing the past 2 years on using DNA to enhance one's research. 

He has degrees from Harvard College and Boston University School of Medicine. In his 38 years at Orlando Health, he served as director, Internal Medicine Residency Program; chairman of Internal Medicine; chief of Infectious Disease; associate director Infectious Disease Fellowship Program; and chairman of Infection Control. He has published a number of articles and has received numerous awards, including Best Attending Physician, Department of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease.

Before the program, starting at 6:30 p.m., attendees can get assistance from a Jewish genealogy expert or network with fellow genealogy enthusiasts.

This program is open to the public is free for members, and is $5 for nonmenbers, which can apply to membership dues.

The program will be livestreamed on the web for those who can't be present. Pre-registration is required. Register for either in-person or online participation  at jgsgo.org.


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