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Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia with Gil Bardige

January 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Time: 1 p.m. for optional check in, chat and schmooze
Official program starts promptly at 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Speaker: Gil Bardige, experienced genealogist
Topic: Help! I just got my Autosomal DNA Results and I’m Confused”

Bardige has been a genealogist for over 40 years, with 14 years of experience in DNA. He has spoken at many Jewish genealogical societies as well as at International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. You may have heard him speak locally or assisted you at mentoring sessions. He has tested at all four major companies and is a project administrator at Family Tree DNA for three projects including Jewish R1b.

Prior to retirement, Bardige was business development executive for Trane, traveling nationally for nearly 12 years making presentations to Fortune 250 corporations. Bardige is high-energy, humorous, speaks clearly and makes sure that the audience participates.

This presentation will provide specific guidance on how to use DNA/Genetic Genealogy as an effective tool in your genealogy tool belt. Bardige 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 contacting 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. Bardige 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.” This is for beginners and people who tested and are just overwhelmed and frustrated.

This meeting is for members only. All members joining now will receive membership through Dec. 31, 2022. Check our website for complete membership info., benefits, and future programming: jgasgp.org. Non-members have access to our comprehensive beginner’s guide. Contact me prior to the meeting with any questions. I need to be aware if you join prior the morning of the meeting to send you the link. Meetings are recorded for members only.

Marilyn Mazer Golden, membership vice president
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Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia


January 2
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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