JGS Toronto Virtual Event: DNA SIG

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

JGS Toronto Virtual Event: DNA SIG

June 11, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm



Featuring our JGS Toronto members,
Gil Bardige and Arthur Sissman

Sunday, 11 Jun 2023, 10:30 am. ET

Virtual doors open at 10:20 am. ET

Gil Bardige and Arthur Sissman, both recognized as experts in Jewish DNA (see bios below), will once again be hosting our DNA Special Interest Group (SIG) program.

Our DNA mavens will begin by answering questions submitted on this questionnaire form. Please submit your questions by 4 Jun 2023. A short educational presentation will follow to provide general mentoring on your DNA brick walls. If time permits, Gil and Arthur will take questions from the audience.

Here’s an opportunity to submit your DNA questions so that our mavens can try to provide you with guidance by directing you to specific methods and tips to further your research. By submitting your questions, you agree, if necessary, to give permission to share your screen and the names of DNA matches and family tree members. This will allow others to benefit from observing the techniques used by our experts. We ask that you include as much information as possible with your questions and indicate what research you’ve done.

We are pleased to announce that this DNA SIG program will be open for both members and non-members. Future DNA SIG programs may be open only to JGS Toronto members to allow for the interactive presentations and discussions that are the hallmark of our SIG meetings.

Gil Bardige, originally from Chicago, has been a genealogist for over 40 years and a genetic genealogist since 2007. He has tested with the four major testing companies and is the co-administrator of three 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, Florida, has been engaged in family history genealogy since 1999 and genetic genealogy (DNA) since 2015. Arthur has built over 25 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 methods in DNA matching, Arthur has found relatives previously unknown to him and has built out one family history tree by 150 persons in 10 days. 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.
You will then receive an immediate acknowledgement plus the link to access the event.

Note: the video recording of this event will be available to JGS Toronto members only.

To our guests, consider joining JGS Toronto (for only $40.00 CDN, $50 for couples per year) by Clicking Here. (Canadians receive a CRA tax receipt.)


[email protected]      www.jgstoronto.ca

Tel 647-247-6414         twitter: jgsoftoronto

facebook: Jewish Genealogical Society of Toronto

Jerry Scherer

Vice President, Communications

[email protected]




June 11, 2023
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category: