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Elise Friedman        

Genealogy Speaker, Specialty in Jewish Genealogy, Genetic Genealogy & Technology

Elise Friedman is a professional genealogist, specializing in Jewish genealogy, genetic genealogy, and technology. She has given lectures and workshops at a variety of venues, from local genealogy and community meetings to international Jewish genealogy conferences. She has researched her own family history for more than 10 years, and has roots in Belarus, Russia, Poland and Ukraine (formerly Galicia).

Ms. Friedman is very active in the field of genetic genealogy, where she volunteers as JewishGen's DNA Projects Coordinator, manages several DNA studies through Family Tree DNA, and co-authored a genetic genealogy case study that was published in the AVOTAYNU and FORUM genealogy journals.

Ms. Friedman is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Genealogical Speakers Guild, International Society of Genetic Genealogy and Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, and is a former Information Technology professional.

Speech Topics


Introduction to Genealogy, Introduction to Jewish Genealogy, Genealogy Online: How to Turn a Name into a Treasure Trove of Family History, Introduction to Genetic Genealogy, Genetic Genealogy Demystified: Reading and Understanding Your Family Tree DNA Results, Custom presentations available upon request.

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