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Join the JGSGO for 'DNA: Panel Discussion and Q&A'


The Jewish Genealogy Society of Greater Orlando is holding its meeting at the Roth Jewish Community Center Senior Lounge in Maitland, on Tuesday, June 5 at 7 p.m. Three presentations will summarize Y-DNA, mtDNA and autosomal DNA, their strengths and pitfalls. These will be followed by an open forum taking questions from attendees submitted in advance or from the floor.

Panel members are Elaine Hatfield Powell, Barry Sieger, Diane Jacobs, and Chuck Goehring.

Powell is president of the Central Florida Genealogical Society. She has been a genealogist for over 30 years. She started the Hatfield Y-DNA Project in 2002 and is the Administrator of both the Hatfield and Hobday Y-DNA Projects. She has used autosomal, mtDNA, and Y-DNA test results to solve genealogical puzzles in her own family.

Sieger, a retired physician, is the JGSGO webmaster. He has been actively doing his genealogy for about 20 years, focusing the past 2 years on using DNA to enhance one’s research. Through his research, he met his cousin, the late world-famous actor Leonard Nimoy, and has found much of his fascinating family history.

Jacobs, a retired professor, has been engaged in genealogy research for 20 years. She was co-chair of the 2017 Conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, held in Orlando, and is the current president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Central Florida.

Goehring, a longtime member of the Central Florida Genealogical Society, is experienced in using chromosome browsers to analyze individual autosomal DNA results.

JGSGO is pleased to welcome the Central Florida Genealogical Society and recognize their participation on the panel. This event is open to public; free to members of JGSGO and CFGS; $5 for non-members, which can be applied to dues.

Before the program, starting at 6:30 p.m., is a good time to network with fellow genealogists, make new friends, and/or receive assistance from a Jewish genealogy expert. The program will be live-streamed on go-to-webinar for members who can’t be present and who register in advance. Important note: bring your laptop, tablet, or smart phone to use in your research. Wi- Fi will be available.

Registration is required for either in-person or online participation at http://jgsgo.org/programs-jgsgo.


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