The cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing

The Jewish Genealogy Society of CNY will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 at 1 p.m. via Zoom. Special guest Libby Copeland will explore the extraordinary cultural phenomenon of home DNA testing, which is redefining family history. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Copeland’s presentation will draw on years of research for her new book The Lost Family: How DNA Testing is Upending Who We Are (Abrams, 2020), which The Wall Street Journal calls “a fascinating account of lives dramatically affected by genetic sleuthing.”

With more than 37 million people having been tested, a tipping point has been reached. Virtually all Americans are affected whether they have been tested or not, and millions have been impacted by significant revelations in their immediate families. The presentation will discuss the implications of home DNA testing for Jewish genealogy, as well as the unique challenges of genetic genealogy for Ashkenazim.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information contact Mike Fixler at [email protected]