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The Daily Genealogist: DNA Testing Helps with Family Histories

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Lynn Betlock
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DNA Testing Helps with Family Histories
An overview of what’s possible with today’s DNA technology.

The Daily Genealogist: Mournful, Angry Views of Ireland’s Famine

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Lynn Betlock
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Mournful, Angry Views of Ireland’s Famine
A review of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum, newly opened in Hamden, Connecticut.

The Daily Genealogist: Getting Married in Israel

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Lynn Betlock
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Getting Married in Israel: Why It So Often Means Hiring a Detective

“Jews [in Israel] who want a marriage license must first prove they are Jewish in accordance with Orthodox tradition, which means they need to have been born to an uninterrupted line of Jewish mothers. Such a pedigree can be difficult to prove, especially for the children of Israel's largest immigrant community, the former denizens of the Soviet Union, many of whom spent years obscuring their Jewish roots to avoid discrimination.”

 

 

 


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