21 May 2007

Bennett Greenspan in Southern California, June 10

The Jewish Jewish Genealogical Society of the Conejo Valley and Ventura County will host Family Tree DNA founder and president Bennett Greenspan on June 10.

He'll speak about "Jewish Genealogy and DNA Testing."

Greenspan will talk about Jewish history, how DNA testing works, and how his life-long genealogy interest was the impetus for Family Tree DNA. He will demonstrate how family relationships can be determined through DNA testing and how Family Tree DNA can assist when the paper trail ends or traditional genealogy runs into brick walls.

An entrepreneur and life-long genealogy enthusiast, Greenspan founded Family Tree DNA in 1999, turning a hobby into a full-time vocation. A pioneer in DNA testing for genealogy, his company is the world leader in the genetic genealogy field and has continued to develop the science that enables genealogists around the world to advance their family research. With more than 80,000 individuals tested, Family Tree DNA has the largest database of its kind in the world.

There is no charge for the event, to be held at 3 p.m. at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks. For more information, e-mail publicity@jgscv.org.

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