Lara Diamond to Discuss the Frustrations of Endogamy

The Second Life Chapter APG is pleased to present Lara Diamond as the speaker for the May 2017 chapter meeting. Lara will talk about “Real-World Examples of the Frustrations of Endogamy.”

According to the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) Wiki, “Endogamy is the practice of marrying within the same ethnic, cultural, social, religious or tribal group. In endogamous populations everyone will descend from the same small gene pool. People will be related to each other in a recent genealogical timeframe on multiple ancestral pathways and the same ancestors will, therefore, appear in many different places on their pedigree chart.” Could endogamy be affecting your genetic genealogy research?

WHEN: Thursday, 11 May 2017
TIME: 6:00 p.m. SLT (same as Pacific Time)
WHERE: The Fire Pit at Just Genealogy SLurl

Many of you will probably be at the NGS Conference this week, but we hope you will find the time – and sufficient wi-fi access – to pull up a laptop and join us!

About Lara Diamond

Lara Diamond is President of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland and has been researching her family for 25 years. She has traced all branches of her family back to Europe and most multiple generations back in Europe using Russian Empire-era and Austria-Hungarian Empire records. Most of her research is in modern-day Ukraine, with a smattering of Belarus and Poland. She recently took over running JewishGen’s Subcarpathia SIG and also runs several town-focused projects to collect documentation to assist all those researching ancestors from common towns.

Despite being 100% endogamous, she has had several DNA successes and has found family thought lost in the Holocaust. She blogs about her mostly Eastern European research at




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