ALBANY — Jewish Genealogical Zoom presentation, Jump Starting Your Family Tree, will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 and Jan. 24 sponsored by The Nassau Synagogue and Jewish Community Center. Presented by Susan Kugler,

Have you always wanted to trace your ancestry and didn’t know where to start? Join the Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society on Jan. 10 to learn how to get started, including a discussion of free and for-pay resources, recommendations on which records are most useful, and practical tips and advice.

Then come back in two weeks on Jan. 24 for a follow-up presentation on how to use DNA testing to help reach back into your family trees. Explore how DNA testing can help break down brick walls by revealing close relatives and distant names and places. Find out which websites offer testing, and what you can learn from your matches.

Register for one or both.

Part 1: Resources and Tips 7 p.m. Jan 10. Register in advance for this meeting:

Part 2: How Can DNA testing Help? 7 p.m. Jan 24. Register in advance for this meeting:

Kugler is the Treasurer/Vice President of the Capital Region Jewish Genealogical Society. She is a life-long resident of East Schodack and considers herself an “advanced amateur” genealogist. She will share her expertise and welcomes questions from participants who want to start or continue their genealogical journey.

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