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The Jewish Genealogical Society of Oregon

Emily AulicinoInvite you, your family and friends to the

September 20, 2015 Program

Genetic Genealogy:  Getting the Most out of your DNA Test Results.

10:30 AM Congregation Ahavath Achim

3225 Southwest Barbur Boulevard Portland, OR


Emily Auciliano, Author of “Memoing” My Memories and her new book Genetic Genealogy: The Basics and Beyond (These books will be available for purchase before and after the program.)

You have submitted a DNA sample to a testing facility and gotten the results back.  You get emails saying you have a match.  What do you do now?

Emily Aulicino, a retired teacher and Speaker and Regional Coordinator for the International Society of Genetic Genealogists (ISOGG), will explain the basics of Genetic Genealogy and how DNA testing helps genealogical research.  This includes websites to explore and how to contact others with your same DNA makeup.  Time will be provided for answering your questions. 

Genetic Genealogy, the use of DNA testing to aid traditional genealogical research, is the newest and the most accurate research field for the family historian as it can prove or disprove family connections.  DNA testing can support a paper trail that is often in question given the lack of availability of surviving records.


Please come early if you would like help from or to give help to other genealogists.

Cost: The program is free to 2015 JGSO members. We request a $5 contribution from nonmembers.  That fee can be applied to a membership should you decide to join JGSO at this meeting.

For more information about the program, please write to  or call Barbara Hershey at 503-249-1976.

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We have a new webpage full of pictures!
 Check out Pictorial Oregon Jewish History

It currently has three sections - Jewish Businesses in Oregon, Jewish Activities in Oregon and Oregon Jewish History: South Portland. More photos will be added at a later date.

You may discover some of your relatives here.  The webpage can be accessed by the above link or from any JGSO webpage by clicking on the link in the Stories sidebar.

Photos are courtesy of Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.
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