There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who detail the many reasons why they can’t do something. And then there is Israel Pickholtz. He simply ignored the naysayers and did it anyway – and quite well. If you think your genetic genealogy is too interwoven, too endogamous or too difficult, then by all means, read how Israel approached the multiple challenges he faced. While you’re reading, you’ll enjoy many interesting success stories. A very encouraging book about solutions, not just about Jewish genetic genealogy.
What people are saying
Did I enjoy this book? Well, let’s just say when I finished reading it (staying up way later than I should have), I read it a second time to make sure I caught everything.
Pickholtz approaches DNA differently than many genealogists do. Rather than using DNA in a more self-centered way to find relatives, he uses it to connect distinct branches. He uses DNA from known cousins to both add additional ammunition to posited relationships as well as to completely destroy hypotheses. He has particular goals and clearly lays out his thought process allowing the reader to utilize these methods as well.
— Lara Diamond
Lara’s Family Search http://larasgenealogy.blogspot.com
December 30, 2015