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Webinar: Special Presentation - Ich bin ein Berliner: (Re)uniting five half-siblings from four different mothers

  • 24 Nov 2022
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • via Zoom
  • 400


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Ich bin ein Berliner: (Re)uniting five half-siblings from four different mothers

We are honoured to have Michael Tobias join us from his home in Scotland. In July 2020, Michael agreed to assist a woman identify her birth father. DNA had revealed that he was Jewish. No-one could imagine the story that was about to unfold. Michael will give an overview of DNA inheritance and the impact of endogamy on DNA results and he will then show how he used the JRI-Poland database to create family trees based on the woman’s DNA matches. This is a session not to be missed as it combines the best of DNA and traditional genealogical research. 

Presented by: Michael Tobias

Skill Level: All

Image of Spittelmarkt Berlin 1909 courtesy of Waldemar Franz Hermann Titzenthaler, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

About the presenter: 

Michael Tobias is a co-founder and board member of Jewish Records Indexing-Poland (1995-), vice president of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain (JGSGB; 2019-2022.) and President from 11 September 2022, Honorary Research Fellow-Genealogical Studies, University of Strathclyde (2020-) and former vice president of programming for JewishGen Inc. (1995-2018). He was database matching consultant for the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims. Michael received the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies Lifetime Achievement Award in Washington, D.C., in 2011. He was awarded the OBE (Order of the British Empire) for services to the Jewish community in the Queen's 2021 New Year's Honours List.

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