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From: Kathryn <>
Subject: Re: [PSROOTS] Reminder: Family Tree DNA Founder Bennett GreenspanProgram at JGSWS on 10 May 2010
Date: Thu, 6 May 2010 16:22:25 -0700 (PDT)
I have a question about Bennett Greenspan's roots. Do you know if he is some how related to Alan Greenspan ?
--- On Thu, 5/6/10, Sally Mizroch <> wrote:
From: Sally Mizroch <>
Subject: [PSROOTS] Reminder: Family Tree DNA Founder Bennett Greenspan Program at JGSWS on 10 May 2010
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2010, 12:35 PM
I figured it was a good time to send out a reminder that Bennett
Greenspan, founder and CEO of Family Tree DNA, will be lecturing here
in town this coming Monday. Bennett will cover a broad range of topics.
See details below.
President and Program Chair, Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State
The Y Chromosome and Beyond: Tracing Your Genealogy with the “Other” DNA
Monday, May 10, 2010
Doors open at 7:00 PM
• The JGSWS library will be available
• WiFi will be available (bring your laptops)
Presentation starts promptly at 7:30 PM
Auditorium, Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island WA 98040
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Genetic genealogy is a new and exciting field. In the recent past,
researchers have used Y-DNA tests look for relatives along specific
paternal lines, and mtDNA tests to look for relatives along maternal
lines. These tests have been instrumental in exploring recent and
early Jewish roots, including links among many Ashkenazim and
Now there is a new genetic test that uses autosomal chromosomes to
look for close relationships along all ancestral lines. This test can
find links between male and female cousins across all family lines for
the past five generations. Greenspan will explain the new technique in
detail and provide exciting examples of new matches. He will also
discuss the nuances of Y-DNA and mtDNA testing.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER
Bennett Greenspan is the founder and CEO of Family Tree DNA. He spent
years investigating the ancestors of his maternal grandfather, an
obsession that turned into a full-time vocation and led him to become
a founder of the burgeoning field now known as genetic genealogy.
Family Tree DNA and other cooperative ventures, including the National
Geographic Society’s Genographic Project and AfricanDNA.com, now
comprise the largest non-medical DNA testing program in the world.
Greenspan, a Nebraskan native, received his B.A. from the University
Visit our website at: http://www.jgsws.org
Free admission for JGSWS members, $5.00 for non-members.
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