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  1. Closed for the Memorial Day Holiday

    Sunday, May 26, 2019

    Closed May 26th and May 27th.

  2. I Seek Dead People: Using America’s GenealogyBank to Find Obituaries and More!

    Saturday, June 29, 2019

    GenealogyBank, obituaries & more!

  3. Indiana Album Scan-a-Thon

    Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Have your photos scanned!

  4. Care and Identification of Historic Family Photographs Workshop

    Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Care for your photographs!

  5. Indiana Album Scan-a-Thon -- Day Two

    Sunday, July 28, 2019

    Share your photos with history!

  6. Find My Past: A Tool for British, Irish, and American Ancestry

    Saturday, August 17, 2019

    FindMyPast & the Periodical Source Index!

Genealogist Lara Diamond to Speak on DNA

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When

From: 2/17/2019 02:00 PM

To: 2/17/2019 04:30 PM

The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society is proud to host genealogist, Lara Diamond, for two DNA and Genealogy presentations on Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  A professional genealogist with expertise in DNA and Eastern European Jewish roots, Ms. Diamond lectures frequently and blogs at “Lara’s Jewnealogy.”

At 2:00 on February 17, she will present “DNA 101: How to Use Genetic Testing for Genealogical Research.”  Following that presentation, at 3:30, Ms. Diamond will continue with “Sorting Distant Cousins from Close Family,” including the challenges of endogamous populations such as Ashkenazi Jews.  The program is made possible with funding from the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation.  Members of the NEIJGS will have an opportunity to meet further with Lara Diamond at a special dinner that evening. 

The Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society was started in the spring of 2018 and is one of the newest members of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.   It is dedicated to collecting, preserving and disseminating genealogical information, techniques and research tools among people interested in Jewish genealogy and family history.   The Society includes members with a broad range of backgrounds and genealogical skills.   In November of 2018, Mr. Avraham Groll, director of JewishGen, was the featured speaker.  Dr. Elizabeth Anthony from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum will present a program on May 5, 2019 about the International Tracing Service.

The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center houses one of the largest research collections available to genealogists, incorporating records from around the world.   Visitors are welcome to take advantage of the long weekend to visit the collection.  Library hours are 9am to 6pm on Friday and Saturday, noon to 5pm on Sunday, and 9am to 9pm on Monday.

For information about joining the Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society, contact them at NEIndianaJGS@gmail.com, check out the Facebook page, or download a brochure

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