April 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston
From Double Chai to Double Helix
April 22, 2018
333 Forest Street
Applying DNA to Your Genealogical Research
A Secret in the Blood: How DNA Testing is Changing Notions of Family, Ethnicity and Identity
Libby Copeland is an investigative journalist whose Washington Post article, “Who Was She? A DNA Test Only Opened New Mysteries,” describes the unexpected twists Alice Collins Plebuch encountered on the road to discovering her father’s Jewish origins.
Festive Kosher Luncheon – Catering by Andrew
Honorees – Stan Treitman and Heidi Urich
Keynote Speaker – CeCe Moore
“The Power of DNA to Unravel Family Mysteries and Reunite Families”
CeCe Moore is considered an innovator in the use of DNA for genealogy and unknown parentage research. She has been the genetic genealogy expert and scriptwriter for the PBS television series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. since 2013. She is the founder of DNA Detectives, and the co-founder of The Institute for Genetic Genealogy. She has appeared as a genetic genealogy expert on many national TV shows including, 20/20, Nightline, The Genealogy Roadshow,
Musical Entertaintment – Hankus Netsky and Eden MacAdam-Somer
A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethnomusicologist, Hankus Netsky is founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Hankus and Eden serve, respectively, as chair and co-chair of New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Improvisation Department.
Advance registration required and open to JGSGB members and one guest.
INVITATIONS WILL BE SENT OUT and ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE OPENED IN EARLY MARCH – REGISTER ONLINE OR BY MAIL