The Genealogy of Genealogy: Present, Past and Future

Publication Date: February 2002

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

Author(s): Libby Garland

Research Area: Culture and religion

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.