Our speaker for the evening is Jennifer Mendelsohn, and her topic for the evening is "Think Like a Reporter to Avoid Rookie Genealogy Mistakes."
Jennifer is a seasoned journalist and ghostwriter whose work has appeared in numerous local and national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, Tablet, People and Slate.
A native Long Islander now based in Baltimore, Mendelsohn is also passionately engaged in the world of genealogy. She serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland and works as an adoption search angel. She is the creator of the social media movement known as #resistancegenealogy and the administrator of Facebook's Jewish genetic genealogy group.