Rediscovering My Lost Self Through DNA Matched Relatives

Ian McCallum presents a compelling narrative on how he became a genealogist 8 years ago driven by an unrelenting curiosity about his paternal grandfather, an undocumented orphan, who had a perfectly serviceable “borrowed” last name.

How then could he confirm his grandfather’s birth identity and parents?

Ripping away his sense of self he undertook a journey to find out who he is.  Making use of ever increasingly available genetic information, he taught himself how to triangulate ancestors using a formula that included documents, combined with DNA, as well as the services of numerous companies and Not-For-Profit organizations.

JGS members and guests will learn exactly how Ian McCallum was able to break down his seemingly insurmountable brickwall on Sunday Oct. 30th at Temple Sinai Congregation at 10:30 a.m. for our monthly meeting that will include a light brunch.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m.  Temple Sinai is located at 210 Wilson Ave., Toronto.