Los Angeles: Steve Morse-a-thon, March 15

A Steve Morse marathon will be hosted by the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles, at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino.

I’m delighted that my former congregation is hosting this special event with one of my favorite people.

Steve will present three talks beginning at 1pm, Sunday, March 15, at VBS, 15739 Ventura Blvd.

On the agenda is “From DNA to Genetic Genealogy: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask!” I first heard Steve present this talk at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s Jamboree. Offered with his special humor, this sometimes hard-to-understand topic is made very simple. You’ll certainly understand genes, chromosomes, DNA and much more.

“One-Step Webpages: A Hodgepodge of Lesser-Known Gems” provides information on unusual techniques for solving problems involving genealogical searches, identity theft and DNA analysis.

“The Jewish Calendar Demystified” will explain the 19-year calendar cycle, the origin of time (yes, really!), errors in the Jewish and secular calendars, and the use of Hebrew letters to represent dates on tombstones.

The indefatigable Stephen P. Morse is an amateur genealogist whose name is a household word. The recipient of the 2003 IAJGS Outstanding Contribution Award continues to work tirelessly on behalf of all genealogical researchers.

Admission: JGSLA members, no charge; others, $5.

For more information, click here.

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