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The Genealogy of Genealogy: Present, Past and Future

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Publication Date: February 2002

Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership (U.S.)

Author(s): Libby Garland

Series: CLAL Jewish Public Forum Archive

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: Jewish Identification; History; Family

Type: Brief

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.