If you're wondering whether to spring for a DNA test, or maybe struggling with the challenges Jewish genes bring to DNA genealogy, join the Northeast Indiana Jewish Genealogy Society for its program on Sunday, February 17 at The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library.
Genealogist Lara Diamond will discuss “DNA and Jewish Genealogy.” A professional genealogist with expertise in DNA and Eastern European Jewish roots, Diamond lectures frequently and blogs at "Lara's Jewnealogy."
At 2 p.m., she will present "DNA 101: How to Use Genetic Testing for Genealogical Research." Following that program, she will continue with "Sorting Distant Cousins from Close Family," including the challenges of endogamous populations such as Ashkenazi Jews.
Society members will have the opportunity to have dinner with her following the presentations. Thanks to the Dr. Harry W. Salon Foundation for their help in bringing her to Fort Wayne.