The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County (JGSCV) will be meeting on December 6, 2010-Monday, 7:00-9:00 pm at Temple Adat Elohim, 2420 E Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks, CA. Please note different meeting day and time from usual--Monday night at 7:00 P M

The Topic: Genetic Genealogy Demystified--Understanding and Interpreting Your DNA Results

Genetic genealogy is a cutting-edge tool that genealogists have been using to supplement traditional genealogy research for the last 10 years. Using DNA for genealogy may seem daunting at first, but you definitely do not have to be a geneticist to make use of this great tool. Join us to learn about the major types of genealogical DNA tests in use today, the genetics behind
them, how to read your results, and how to use those results to identify genealogical connections.

Speaker: Elise Friedman, is a professional genealogist, specializing in Jewish genealogy, genetic genealogy, and technology. Ms. Friedman is very active in the field of genetic genealogy, where she volunteers as JewishGen's ( DNA Projects Coordinator, manages several
DNA studies through Family Tree DNA, and co-authored a genetic genealogy case study that was published in the AVOTAYNU and FORUM genealogy journals. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy.

Our schmoozing corner begins 15 minutes before the program (6:45PM). This month it will be facilitated by Hal Bookbinder, a founding member of JGSCV. Our book report will be given by founding member and JGSCV board member, Werner Frank on "The Holocaust, The French and the Jews" by Susan Zuccotti.

Our rotating traveling library will have Categories A and B . To see which books are listed under which category, please go to our website, and look under traveling library. The books are available starting 30 minutes before the program to
shortly after the program.

We have started our 2011 membership renewal drive and any one who renews/joins now through our December 6 meeting is eligible to have their name drawn for great genealogical gifts- but they must be present at the December 6 meeting. Light refreshments will be served celebrating Chanukah and our membership drive. Membership dues paid now ($25 single, $30 family) are good through December 2011!

The Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County is dedicated to sharing genealogical information, techniques and research tools with anyone interested in Jewish genealogy and family history. There is no charge to attend the meeting.

The meeting is open to all and there is no charge. The meeting is co-sponsored with and held at Temple Adat Elohim, Thousand Oaks, CA For more information including directions to the meeting, see our website for directions and more information:

Jan Meisels Allen
President, JGSCV

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