The Role of the Jewish Genealogist in Medical and Genetic Family History

by Stanley M. Diamond

The growing mass of genealogically related data available online has expanded and enriched our ability to find and connect with previously unknown family members. With family history research easier than ever, we genealogists now have previously unimagined opportunities to compile our medical and genetic data and, in tandem with our family trees, use this information to enhance the health of the people in our families. We can now use our genealogy and genetics to make a difference in the world.

In this article that originally appeared in AVOTAYNU, JRI-Poland Executive Director, Stanley Diamond explores the disciplines required for mapping family medical history, and how they are similar and distinct from traditional family history projects.

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This article originally appeared in AVOTAYNU Volume XXIII, Number 1, Spring 2007