Announcement: JGS of Palm Beach County

Posted by Jacqueline Fineblit

Membership Meeting

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL

12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
12:30 pm-12:55 pm Brick Wall
1:00 pm-- brief business meeting followed by guest speaker.
11:30 am-12:15 pm. Special Interest Group—Ukraine SIG

Non-members--$5 (guest fee may be applied toward membership dues)

"Beyond the Y-Chromosome: Tracing Your Genealogy with the Other DNA"

Bennett Greenspan, CEO Family Tree DNA

Guest Speaker Bennett Greenspan, CEO Family Tree DNA, will discuss "Beyond the Y-Chromosome: Tracing Your Genealogy with the "Other DNA" at the February 9 meeting of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County. The meeting takes place at the South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL.

An entrepreneur and life-long genealogy enthusiast, since elementary school, Greenspan has turned his hobby into a full-time vocation. A native Nebraskan with a University of Texas BA, he spent years investigating his maternal grandfather's family, which led to the founding of the company and its association with Arizona Research Labs, led by Dr.Michael Hammer, a world authority on Y-DNA genetics.

With more than 255,000 records, Family Tree DNA, founded in 2000, has the largest database of its kind in the world. It is important for Jewish researchers, as it also includes the largest Jewish DNA database available for matches.

Founded in 2000, FTDNA is the largest non-medical DNA testing company in the world. It includes other cooperative ventures such as the National Geographic Society’s Genographic Project and, and is now involved in, a new medical genetic testing company.

The Ukraine Special Interest Group with SIG leader Mona Morris will meet from 11:30 am-12:15 pm in Classrooms 1 and 2. Genealogy mentors will be available after the presentation. Guests are welcome. There is a guest fee of $5 for those who wish to attend either the Special Interest Group or the general meeting. The guest fee may be applied toward membership dues.

For further information about the Brick Wall program, or to submit questions in advance, e-mail Program Chairperson Helene Seaman For Special Interest Groups, contact Mona Morris

For meeting information contact:
Sylvia Nusinov, (561) 483-1060
Marilyn Newman, (561) 775-4920

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