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L’Dor V’Dor: Using DNA to Reunite Holocaust Survivors Speaker Dr. Adina Newman

  • January 07, 2024
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • ZOOM



 L’Dor V’Dor: Using DNA to Reunite 

Holocaust Survivors

Speaker  Dr. Adina Newman, EdD 

Sunday January 7 2024

Program 10 AM to 12 PM Mountain Time

9:30 AM to 10 AM Schmear, Schmooze, and Share


We know the power and potential of DNA testing to find family and uncover long buried family secrets. The DNA Reunion Project at the Center for Jewish History is using DNA technology to help reunite Holocaust survivors with living relatives and their history. In this presentation, Dr. Adina Newman shows how genetic genealogy benefits the Holocaust survivor community, with examples of how DNA has provided closure and led to heartwarming reunions.

Bio: Dr. Adina Newman, EdD, the creator of My Family Genie, is a professional genealogist and educator. Her specialties include Jewish genealogy, genetic genealogy, social media, and New England, and she presents on these topics in a variety of venues, from major genealogy conferences to local genealogy societies. Her findings have received international media attention, including mentions in The Daily Mail, AP News, and The Times of Israel, and she has made appearances on several news outlets such as NPR and I24NEWS. She co-founded the DNA Reunion Project at the Center for Jewish History, a program to raise awareness about the potential of DNA testing within the Holocaust survivor community and provide survivors and their children with commercial DNA tests. She volunteers as a Team Lead for the DNA Doe Project, which uses investigative genetic genealogy to identify unidentified deceased persons; a moderator for a Jewish genetic genealogy Facebook group; and on the program committee for her local Jewish genealogical society. She was also a 2020 recipient of the AncestryProGenealogists scholarship. You can find her on Instagram, Facebook, Threads, X, and TikTok as @MyFamilyGenie.

All members and Guests must register!

Members at no charge 

Guests $5


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