Lectures

As a professional educator, Dr. Adina has extensive experience teaching, developing lesson plans, and creating professional development opportunities. She is sought after speaker who has presented on genealogical topics for libraries, genealogical societies, and conferences across the country. 

Sample of Lectures (please email for full list of available presentations)

  • DNA Basics: Getting Started with Genetic Genealogy

  • DNA and Endogamy: Making Sense When Your DNA Matches Don't Make Sense

  • Jewish Genealogy 101

  • The Jews of New England

  • DNA Painter Basics: Strategies to Enhance Your Genealogical Research

  • Join the FAN Club!: Using Cluster Research to Break Down Your Brickwalls

  • #Genealogy: Incorporating Social Media into Your Genealogical Research

  • Googling Your Genealogy

  • A Millennial's Guide to Genealogy

Upcoming Presentations 2022-2023

  • Upper Valley Jewish Genealogist Society - 11 September 2022
    Join the FAN Club!: Using Cluster Research to Break Down Your Brickwalls

  • Duxbury Free Library - 3 November 2022​

       The Jews of New England

  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Palm Beach County - 9 November 2022
    Practical Genetic Genealogy and Endogamy: Making Sense of Your Ashkenazi Jewish DNA Matches

  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston - 23 April 2023

       #Genealogy: Incorporating Social Media into Your Genealogical Research

Past Presentations 

  • Connecticut Society of Genealogists - September 2022
    DNA and Endogamy: Making Sense When Your DNA Matches Don't Make Sense

  • IAJHS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy - August 2022

       DNA Painter Basics: Strategies to Enhance Your Genealogical Research, DNA. MPE? OMG! Addressing Surprises in Your DNA Results, 

       DNA and Endogamy: Making Sense When Your DNA Matches Don't Make Sense, DNA Basics: Getting Stared with Genetic Genealogy

  • Virtual Genealogical Association - May 2022
    A Millennial's Guide to Genealogy

  • Ohio Genealogical Society Conference - April 2022

       A Millennial's Guide to Genealogy, DNA and Endogamy: Making Sense When Your Matches Don't Make Sense, Jewish Genealogy 101

  • Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC) Seminar - April 2022

       Conducting Jewish Genealogical Research in Massachusetts

  • West Hartford Public Library - March 2022
    The Jews of New England

  • Austin Genealogical Society - March 2022

       DNA and Endogamy: Making Sense When Your Matches Don't Make Sense

  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Michigan - February 2022
    Navigating Your Jewish DNA Results

  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois - January 2022

       Navigating Your Jewish DNA Results

  • Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston - January 2022
    Using Social Media for Genealogy (Lesson for Genealogy Course)

  • Boston Public Library - December 2021

       The Jews of New England

  • St. Cloud Area Genealogists - October 2021
    A Crash Course in Practical Genetic Genealogy

  • Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh - September 2021

       Practical Genetic Genealogy and Endogamy: Making Sense of Your Ashkenazi Jewish DNA Matches

  • IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy - August 2021
    Crash Course in Genetic Genealogy, Join the FAN Club!: Using Cluster Research to Break Down Your Brickwalls,

       Navigating Your Jewish DNA Results, The Jews of New England

  • North San Diego County Genealogical Society - May 2021

       Practical Genetic Genealogy & Endogamy: Making Sense of Your DNA Matches When They Don't Really Make Sense

  • New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) - April/May 2021
    The Jews of New England

  • Congregation Beth Abraham (Bangor, Maine) - January 2021

       Jewish Genealogy 101

  • Utah Genealogical Association - October 2020
    Making Sense of Your Jewish DNA Results

  • American-French Genealogical Society (Woonsocket, RI) - February 2020

       Practical Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA to Find Relatives