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“The Genetic Origins and Migrations of the Jewish People” by Adam Brown--VIA ZOOM

  • 22 Oct 2023
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • From the convenience of your home device

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Genealogist Adam Brown to speak on Jewish genetics and migrations for the Oct. 22, 2023, JGSI hybrid meeting 

“The Genetic Origins and Migrations of the Jewish People” will be the topic of genealogist Adam Brown for the Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois hybrid meeting. His online talk will begin at 2 p.m. CDT via Zoom and at Temple Beth-El, 3610 Dundee Road, Northbrook, Illinois.

The JGSI meeting facilities at Temple Beth-El will open at 12:45 p.m. CDT to accommodate those who want to use or borrow genealogy library materials, get help with genealogy websites or ask genealogical questions before the main program begins at 2 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome; however, registration is strongly encouraged.

To register for the  online Zoom presentation, click the registration button at left. 

Under the auspices of the Technion (Israel’s MIT), the Avotaynu DNA Project is a landmark scientific study that has Y-DNA tested several thousand Jewish men in far-flung Jewish communities from China to Surinam. Project administrator Adam Brown will describe what the Project has learned thus far about Jewish origins, as well as the latest discoveries about our migrations during the last 3,000 years of Jewish history. After his talk, Adam will answer questions from the viewers and attendees.

Adam Brown, a graduate of the law school at the University of Chicago, is director of the AvotaynuDNA Project, managing editor of AvotaynuOnline.com, and a Geni curator. He was co-chair of the 2017 IAJGS international summer conference on Jewish genealogy. He speaks frequently on topics pertaining to human genetics, Jewish history, and the application of technology to genealogical research.

JGSI hybrid event participants may register for both online and in-person events if they are undecided. In-person attendance will be limited.

Please keep in mind that JGSI will maintain certain procedures for our in-person meetings. These include:

  • We request all attendees to in-person meetings be vaccinated.
  •  Face masks are strongly recommended.
  • Water and snacks will be provided.
  • Seating will be set up to allow for social distancing.
  • And MOST IMPORTANT, if you are sick or not feeling well or recently tested positive for COVID, please do not come into TBE.

At each in-person JGSI monthly meeting, the JGSI “help desk” will operated from 12:45 to 1:50 p.m. Member volunteers will access online databases and answer genealogical questions one-on-one for members and visitors as time allows.

The JGSI library has more than 800 volumes of interest to Jewish family historians. Many are available for borrowing by JGSI members for a limited time. All are available for perusing from 12:45 to 1:50 p.m. at each regular monthly meeting.

The Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping members collect, preserve, and perpetuate the records and history of their ancestors. JGSI is a resource for the worldwide Jewish community to research their Chicago-area roots. The JGSI motto is “Members Helping Members Since 1981.” The group has more than 300 members and is affiliated with the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.

JGSI members have access to useful and informative online family history research resources, including a members’ forum, more than 70 video recordings of past speakers’ presentations, monthly JGSI E-News, quarterly Morasha JGSI newsletter, and much more. Members as well as non-members can look for their ancestors on the free searchable JGSI Jewish Chicago Database.

For more information, see https://jgsi.org or phone 312-666-0100.


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