Pickholtz’s book is an engaging and revealing case study in the incredible challenges faced by genetic genealogists studying endogamous populations. Pickholtz uses every DNA test and tool available to break down seemingly impenetrable brick walls and reunite families separated by both space and time.
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Israel Pickholtz, has written a fascinating book about how he has confirmed and refuted many genealogical connections in his extended Ashkenazi family. He did this by testing every cousin he could. That story is an inspiration to those of us frustrated by using DNA to research our Jewish roots. It is as easy to read as it can be, given that genetic genealogy is not easy to understand.
— Kitty Cooper
December 30, 2015