DNA Special Interest Group Q&A Workshop Part 3

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DNA Special Interest Group Q&A Workshop Part 3

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm


Featuring our JGS Toronto members,
Gil Bardige and Arthur Sissman


Sunday, 14 April 2024 at 10:30 am. ET

Virtual doors open at 10:30 a.m. ET

All are invited to participate in the second segment of our 4-part DNA Q&A Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting! Our DNA experts will commence the session with a brief educational presentation covering the basics of DNA or strategies for interpreting test results.

Here’s your chance to send in your DNA-related inquiries to our experts, who are here to aid your research. When you submit your questions, there might be a request for consent to potentially share your screen, DNA match names, and family tree members. This sharing enables others to learn from the techniques used by our experts. Please be sure to include comprehensive details with your question, highlighting your previous research. You’ll find the questionnaire form available on the registration page – please send your submissions before 14 January. This deadline ensures that our mavens can contact you for any extra information, if required.

  • Gil Bardige, originally from Chicago, has been a genealogist for over 40 years and a genetic genealogist since 2007.  He has tested at the 4 major testing companies and is the Co-Administrator of 3 projects at FTDNA including Jewish R1B and R-A11711 Subclade Projects.  He is Chair of the Columbus Ohio JGS, a volunteer at IAJGS Conferences (including the Program Committee), and Director of the Mentoring Program.  Gil is a firm believer that you can use DNA results as a tool in your genealogy research.  Over the last five years, he has regularly helped people navigate their DNA matches by speaking at dozens of Jewish genealogical societies. After his presentations, people say: “Thank you, Gil, I am no longer confused!”
  • Arthur Sissman,from Naples FL, has been engaged in family history genealogy since 1999 and genetic genealogy (DNA) since 2015. Arthur has built over 60 family history trees for his various family surname lines. In addition, he has tested his autosomal DNA at all the major DNA testing companies, and his Y-DNA and MtDNA at FamilyTreeDNA.  Using his 3 Legged Stool Protocol – focusing on Surname, Place and DNA, Arthur has found relatives previously unknown to him and has built a current tree out to 1500 people, from Galicia/Romania, with over 50+ DNA matches across all branches. For information on Arthur’s Jewish Genealogy SIG monthly meetings and scheduled workshops, email [email protected].

To register for the DNA SIG event , please go to jgstoronto.ca/register. The questionnaire form can be found below the registration link.

You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event.

FAQ for this program
Who may register for this program? Public
Is it being recorded? Yes
Is the recording available to members Yes
Is the recording available to non-members No



April 14
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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