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What's New in DNA Testing with Greg Liverman
Sunday, December 3
What's New in DNA Testing with Greg Liverman  (Programs)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver
This session is open to the public at no charge!
Please note the start time of 9:30 am which will be for networking, followed by Greg's presentation.
 
Program Description
The use of DNA testing in genealogy, or genetic genealogy, is a rapidly evolving field. Tests can cost a substantial amount of money. This lecture will cover what some of the changes have been with the DNA testing market in 2017 and what can be expected for the future.
 
- A brief review of DNA testing for genealogy – what kinds of tests are available and what we can learn from them
  • Y-DNA
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • Autosomal DNA (Brand-named “DNA Matches” or “FamilyFinder” or “DNA Relatives”)
- Latest developments at Ancestry
- Latest developments at 23andMe
- Latest developments at FamilyTree DNA
- New players in the market: MyHeritage and LivingDNA
- Latest developments at GEDmatch
 
Greg Liverman
Greg Liverman, Ph.D., began tracing his family history in the 1990's with an old Macintosh computer and a copy of Family Tree Maker. At that time, family and career pursuits did not leave much time for genealogy work. He was finally able to return to charting his family history in 2009. Greg quickly realized that he could bring to bear all the analytical and problem solving skills he had developed in over forty years of working as a journalist, scientist and business manager. Living on a ranch on the western slopes of Pikes Peak means there are few libraries nearby, so Greg has become adept at using online resources for both domestic and foreign research. He has researched his family history "on the ground" in libraries, cemeteries and records offices in seven states, with more on the list to visit. He has experience in using various techniques, based on the careful application of reason and logic, to successfully break down “brick walls”. Greg and his wife Wendy added genetic genealogy or DNA testing to their brick wall demolition toolkit in 2013 and have immersed themselves in the details of DNA tests and evaluation methods. They have answered several questions about their family history using DNA evidence. Greg launched Pinewood Genealogy to help people with their genealogy research and genetic genealogy analysis.



Sunday, January 14, 2018
My Personal Story of Researching on the Ground in Poland with Ellen Korman Mains  (Programs)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Congregation Bonai Shalom, 1527 Cherryvale Rd, Boulder
This session is open to the public at no charge.
 
Please note that the start time is 9:30 am and the first 30 minutes are for networking with other attendees.
 
 



Sunday, February 11, 2018
New Ways to do New York Research with Joe Cahn  (Programs)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver
This session is open to the public at no charge!
 
Note the start time of 9:30 am, which is intended as "networking" time with other attendees for the first 30 minutes.



Sunday, March 25, 2018
Intriguing 19th Century Stories of Jewish Immigration to Colorado with Cynthia Gensheimer  (Programs)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver
Intriguing 19th Century Stories of Jewish Immigration to Colorado:  Scandals and Successes and How to Find Your Own
 
This session is open to the public at no charge.
 
Please note the start time of 9:30 am, with the first 30 minutes intended as "networking" time with fellow attendees
 
 



Sunday, April 22, 2018
Comparison of the Main Genealogy Websites with review of JewishGen, with Sunny Morton  (Programs)
9:00 am to 1:00 pm
JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver
Please note that this session is open to the public though there is a $10 admission charge for nonmembers.
 
Also please note the start time of 9:00 am and that the program will run until 1:00 pm



Sunday, May 6, 2018
Gravestones and Major Changes to Find a Grave and Billion Graves with Dina Carson  (Programs)
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
TBD
This session is open to the public at no charge.
 
Please note the start time of 9:30 am, which is intended to allow 30 minutes for networking with fellow attendees.



Sunday, June 10, 2018
Annual Meeting of the JGSCO with Brunch, Awards, Elections and Special Events  (Programs)
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
JCC, 350 S. Dahlia St, Denver
Further information to be provided.