The Genealogy of Genealogy: Present, Past and Future
Publication Date: February 2002
Author(s): Libby Garland
Series: CLAL Jewish Public Forum Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Identification; History; Family
Coverage: United States
The author discusses the significance of genealogy, one of the most popular American pastimes, in Jewish identity formation. She notes issues relating to genealogy and cultural transmission and considers its future in light of developments in technology and genetics.