Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State November 9th Presentation

  The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
presents a free presentation
Monday evening, 11/9/20, at 7 p.m.:

  “Help! I tested my DNA and I’m confused!”
        presented by Gil Bardige, DNA/Genealogical
                  Lecturer and DNA Mentor/
                           Project Leader
    DATE:  Monday evening, November 9, 2020,
            from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) via Zoom
This free online meeting will open at 7 p.m., and the presentation will start at 7:15 p.m.  
Registration is required:        
1) To register for this Zoom meeting, copy this into link your
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      Meeting ID: 852 8603 4736                        Pass code: 751676

For audio, dial 1 253 215 8782, 85286034736, US (Tacoma), use Code 852 8603 4736#, Password: 751676 – Or find your local number: [online via Zoom] Dial by your location
        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
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        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
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Meeting ID: 886 6992 1281
Find your local number:   ABOUT OUR 11/9/20 PROGRAM
This presentation will provide specific guidance on how to use DNA/Genetic Genealogy as an effective tool in your genealogy tool belt. Gil will provide examples from the four major DNA testing companies to clarify ethnicity estimates and give a detailed review of what matches mean at each company. He will outline the recommended steps to take for prioritizing and making contact with your DNA matches. The end goal is to have your match help with your family tree and, hopefully, provide information, photographs, documents, stories, etc., that you don’t already have. Gil will review the DNA tests available,
what you can expect from the results, and who should test. At the end of the presentation, you will be able to
say, “Now I get it… I know what to do.”
During the presentation, you may ask questions by using the Chat feature, and Gil will answer them at the end of his talk. If there is time after that, he will take more questions via audio.          
Gil Bardige was born and raised in Chicago and now lives the Columbus, Ohio area. A graduate of the New York Institute of Technology, Gil recently retired after a long career, most recently as a national business development leader for Trane. Gil has three children and three grandchildren.

Gil began his genealogy adventure in 1979 with 54 people in his tree. Today his family tree is over 2,000 and traces three branches back to his 5th great grandfathers born about 1740.

For the past 12+ years Gil has expanded his knowledge base to Genetic Genealogy, testing at each of the major DNA companies, and he currently manages three Y-DNA projects at Family Tree DNA as a Volunteer Administrator. He loves to help people manage their expectations and begin to remove confusion from their DNA results. With a good percentage of Sephardic ancestry shown in his DNA ethnicity, Gil has added that research to learn about his Bardiga origins.

Gil is a firm believer that using DNA results as a tool in genealogical research can generate clues that help confirm relationships.

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     “Finding My Roots: Using the Entire Genealogy Toolbox”
          Presented by Coral Grant, Genealogical Lecturer

    Description: The secrets that Coral Grant’s grandparents thought were safe eventually became unraveled through the magic of DNA, archival research, and tenacity. The truth revealed an unknown ancestor and a truly rich Latvian heritage. Working back in time, this adventure begins in the Garment District of Toronto, Canada in the early 1930’s and ends deep in the Latvian countryside of the 18th century. The journey includes a life altering deportation from the Latvian countryside during World War I, a survivor’s struggle to return home, a deception to avoid military service, and a most reluctant immigration. Along the way, Coral encountered many genealogical roadblocks: name changes, protective descendants, and multiple individuals with the same name. Using her research to share her family story and Latvian Jewish history, Coral’s presentation highlights the use of all the tools available to the genealogist. Ultimately, the goal of our genealogical research is to honor our ancestors and to make sure we do not forget their stories. Coral’s presentation will leave you with the tools to break through your genealogical roadblocks and find your ancestors, for you to tell their stories.

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