Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State DNA Successes

Dear Genealogy Friends,


You are invited to attend our upcoming free genealogy event, on
Monday evening, December 10, 2018.


The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State is pleased to present our December meeting program


“DNA Successes–Despite Endogamy!”

presented by Lara Diamond, Genealogist/Blogger/Speaker


DATE: Monday, December 10, 2018

LDS Factoria Church Building
4200 124th Ave SE

Bellevue, WA 98006

(just off I-90 and I-405)

  • Doors open at 6:30 p.m., for all to enjoy the extensive JGSWS Library’s genealogical resources and, available again, the LDS Family History Center computers and database programs!
  • Free Wi-Fi available and come early to network with other attendees
  • Presentation starts promptly at 7:15 p.m.
  • Free admission and refreshments


ABOUT OUR PROGRAM: “”DNA Successes–Despite Endogamy!””

Genetic genealogy is much more complicated when dealing with endogamous populations than the general population, and many people get frustrated when trying to identify actual relatives from the mass of genetic cousins, who are actually related in many ways quite far back. Learn how you can have success when dealing with endogamy by examining stories from the speaker’s own family’s DNA, which include reuniting with branches thought killed in the Holocaust.



Lara Diamond is President of Jewish Genealogical Society of Maryland and has been researching her family for 25 years. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She leads JewishGen’s Subcarpathia SIG, is on the Ukraine Sig board and also runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors from common towns. She blogs about her mostly Eastern European research at



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Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing you, your friends and family members!

Karen vanHaagen Campbell
Secretary & Publicity, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State