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Israel Pickholtz – Lessons in Jewish DNA – Inspiration From One Man’s Successes

January 31, 2016 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST

at Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel (Watch Party*)

Are you concerned about understanding and interpreting your DNA test results?  DNA results are especially complicated for Jews, who have largely married “within the tribe” for hundreds of years, a practice known as endogamy. In this presentation, Israel Pickholtz will tackle this challenge head on. Since every family is different, rather than taking a “how to” approach, he will demonstrate how he dealt with endogamy in his family and identify general lessons that apply to all DNA research. His goal is to inspire all to say, “I can do this!”

Following the talk, copies of his book, Endogamy: One Family, One People, will be available for purchase and signing.

Pickholtz photoIsrael Pickholtz is a professional genealogist who has been living in Israel since 1973. He has been working on his families’ genealogies since 1994. His flagship work is the single-surname Pikholz Project that aims to identify and reconnect all Pikholz descendants. Pickholtz is a member of the Israel Genealogical Society and the Association of Professional Genealogists.  He has lectured at IAJGS conferences and has written for  Avotaynu and many other genealogy publications.

Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Refreshments will be served.



January 31, 2016
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST
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at Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel (Watch Party*)
561 Ward Street
Newton Centre, MA United States
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