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Learn more about how DNA helps in genealogy research

The next Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Orlando Zoom meeting will be held May 4 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Adam Brown, founder and director of the Avotaynu DNA Project, an academic multi-disciplinary study of the origins and migrations of the Jewish people with over 8,000 participants.

DNA testing is now a well-established tool in the genealogist’s toolbox, and success stories appear almost daily announcing the reunion of long lost relatives and the solution to cold cases. Among Ashkenazi Jews, it also leads to challenges to unravel real relationships among the tens of thousan...


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