Researching your Jewish Ancestors

14:15 - 15:00

This lecture will cover the main sources of material that can be used to research Jewish families in the UK. Special emphasis will be given to records specific to Jewish research as well as other materials of more general interest to immigrant families. Some guidance will be given on extending your research into countries in Central and Eastern Europe as well as Holocaust materials. The special challenges of Jewish naming conventions and Border changes will also be considered.

Experience Level: 
Beginner

How Far Did Your Ancestor Travel Before the Railways?

15:15 - 16:00

The advent of affordable rail travel in the mid-nineteenth century meant migration within the UK increased significantly among our ancestors. But just how far and how frequently did they travel before this and could this migration be the root cause of many researchers hitting so many brick walls in their research?

Experience Level: 
Beginner

Reaching the Holy Grail in Genetic Genealogy: From Genome to Home Village

10:15 - 11:00

The search for a method that utilizes biological information to predict humans’ place of origin has occupied scientists for millennia. Over the past four decades, scientists have employed genetic data to address this question with limited success. Geographic Population Structure (GPS) is the most accurate biogeographic tool that analyses your autosomal DNA data and predicts your most recent geographical origin with a resolution of up to 1,000 years. This origin may be the village, city, or country where your DNA was formed by the combination of several gene pools.