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.
What people are saying
Israeli genealogy researchers who are not yet confident using DNA testing will be convinced of its importance as a research tool after reading this book. For those of us wrestling to identify our surnameless grandmothers and great-grandmothers, the explanations and examples which Pickholtz brings leave no doubt that if we choose our test-takers wisely, there are results to be had.
— Dr. Lea Haber Gedalia
Past-President Israel Genealogical Society
March 15, 2015