Lawrence Family JCC
4126 Executive Drive
JCC Senior Activity Room
Executive Dr & Genessee Ave., La Jolla,Ca

All meetings start at 1:00 p.m. on second Sunday of the month 
unless otherwise announced

March 8, 2015
1:00 PM
DNA Identification of Missing-Identity Children from the Holocaust
Colleen Fitzpatrick

Of the 1,600,000 Jewish children who lived in Europe before World War II, only 100,000 survived the Holocaust. .Most Child Survivors were hidden children, shuttered away in attics, cellars, convents, or farms. Unfortunately, in the chaos that reigned after Europe was liberated, restoring children to their birth families was especially difficult–many parents perished in the camps, children were often too young to know their own names, and some children had been moved countless times to keep them safe. Today, there are still hundreds of Child Survivors who have been unable to discover their birth identities. In her presentation Colleen will show how Identifinders International in collaboration with 23 and Me has started an exciting new pilot study to show how autosomal DNA testing can help “missing-identity” children recover long lost family connections. 

Colleen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., is the author of two of the best-selling books in genealogy . Forensic Genealogy has been widely recognized for its innovative forensic science approach to genealogical research. She has been featured on NPR’s Talk of the Nation radio program (July 2005), and has written cover articles for Internet Genealogy (June 2006), Family Tree Magazine (April 2006) and Family Chronicle (October 2005). Colleen writes a regular column for Ancestry magazine

San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society

Meeting Dates

March 8, 2015

​April 12, 2015

May 17, 2015 (3rd Sunday)

June 14, 2015

No meeting in July

August 9, 2015

September 13, 2015