Using DNA to Research or Solve Your Genealogical Puzzles DNA Case Studies (Programs)
Speaker: Terry Lasky
Terry undertook a large DNA analysis project on the paternal side of his family. The purpose of this analysis was to try and prove/disprove the relationships between different family lines. Over 25 family members participated by testing on Ancestry and FamilyTreeDNA. This presentation is a summary of the approach, issues, methods and results from that study. The lessons learned, both good and bad, are valuable for any Jewish person wishing to use DNA to research or solve their genealogical puzzles.
Terry Lasky is a 20 year member of JGSCO. He served as treasurer for 5 years and as VP of Programming for 4 years. He has presented over 25 programs to JGSCO and other Jewish organizations in Denver and has mentored many members of JGSCO. He moved to New Mexico several years ago and continues to present to different groups. Terry is also a major contributor to JewishGen and has photographed over 40,000 gravestones, translated over 75,000 and submitted over 250,000 entries to JOWBR. He has also developed a number of databases of Denver, Colorado and Bessarabia (Moldova) resources and submitted to JewishGen about a dozen distinct databases totaling over 200,000 records. He is also responsible for the translation of the Yizkor book from his ancestral town, development of a Kehilalink from the same town and for research into Jewish shtetls in Moldova, Ukraine and Romania leading to the development of the JewishGen Communities databases.
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