DNA Sig The Avotaynu DNA Project: The Genetic Origins and Migrations of the Jewish People
October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Avotaynu DNA Project: The Genetic Origins and Migrations of the Jewish People
Speaker: Adam Brown
Tuesday, 19 October at 7:30 pm ET
Under the auspices of the Technion (Israel’s MIT), the Avotaynu DNA Project is a landmark scientific study that has tested over a thousand 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.
Adam Brown, Director of the AvotaynuDNA Project, is the Managing Editor of AvotaynuOnline.com. He was the co-chair of the 2017 IAJGS international summer conference on Jewish genealogy. He speaks frequently on topics pertaining to DNA, Jewish history, and the application of technology to genealogical pursuits.
The Avotaynu DNA Project is a collaboration of experienced Jewish DNA project administrators, historians and geneticists worldwide to develop an online knowledge base that will enable genealogists to discovery the history of their own families and at the same time allow historians and demographers to illuminate the history of the Jewish People.
If you have tested at FTDNA, join the project by logging in at www.JewishDNA.org and identify yourself as a member of JGS Toronto so Adam can be prepared to answer any particular questions you may have during Q & A.
The project currently has DNA from thousands of participants from around the globe in its database. Their aim has been to describe the origins and migrations of the world’s Jewish populations since the founding of the Jewish People approximately 3,000 years ago.
Join us on to hear Adam describe and present his findings on the history of our heritage using the tools of the Avotaynu project.
Register at jgstoronto.ca/register
The SIG meeting is open to members and, as a special gesture, to the public.
This presentation will be recorded. It will be available only to JGS Toronto members in the “Members” section of the Society website, a few days after the event.