Crowd Sourced Genealogy and Direct to Consumer DNA Testing: Implications for Israel and the Jewish People

Interest in genealogical mapping has dramatically increased in recent years. New online tools are available for individuals to research their family history and collaborate with distant relatives to build family trees. Concurrently, advances in genetic research and computing technology have enabled direct-to-consumer (DTC) genealogical mapping through DNA analysis at affordable prices. The possible existence of Jewish ancestry is among the many discoveries sometimes made by individuals taking advantage of these…
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