Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland meeting

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Date(s) - Sunday, March 26, 2017
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Pikesville Library meeting room


Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland

Speaker: Rachel Unkefer
Title: “Behind the Brick Wall: Solving Research Problems with DNA Testing”
Date and Time: Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Location: Pikesville Library’s meeting room, 1301 Reisterstown Rd, Pikesville, MD

Please join us on Sunday, March 26, 2017, for our next program: “Behind the Brick Wall: Solving Research Problems with DNA Testing,” presented by Rachel Unkefer.

Many genealogists are disappointed in the outcome when they spend money with testing companies without a concrete goal or question in mind. Successful testing begins with posing questions and then selecting the correct tests and testers to answer those questions. Rachel Unkefer will help you learn how to set testing goals and how to navigate the testing and analysis processes.

Rachel Unkefer, based in Charlottesville, VA, has been a genealogist for more than 30 years and a genetic genealogist for nearly 10 years, specializing in German-Jewish immigrants to the United States before 1880. She is the founder of JewishGen’s Early American SIG and administers several DNA surname and geographical projects at Family Tree DNA, most notably the Bacharach DNA Project. She has published several articles in “Avotaynu: The International Review of Jewish Genealogy” and has spoken on genetic genealogy at international genealogical conferences. When not doing genealogy research, she writes fiction and runs a nonprofit community writing center in Charlottesville.

The program is free for paid members and $5 for non-members (applied to membership fee when a visitor joins JGSMD) after their first meeting. Refreshments will be available. Please check our web site at for late updates and for the time, location, and program of future meetings.