Hadassah Magazine Executive Editor Lisa Hostein conducts a fascinating discussion about the latest in genealogy technology, family-roots research, and potentially unsettling DNA discoveries. The event features Dani Shapiro, author of the 2019 best-seller Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love; Jennifer Mendelsohn, a leading genealogist and journalist who worked with Shapiro to research the writer’s family history; and Libby Copeland, author of the recently published The Lost Family: ‘How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are.’ All three panelists discuss specifically the impact that genealogical research is having on people who want to discover their own Jewish heritage, and what types of revelations they often find. They also discuss why “Jewish genes” are unique amongst all of the world’s ethnicities, as well as the geographical limitations of this genetic information. And they also touch on the frequent phenomenon of people who have no knowledge of any Jewish roots realizing that they, in fact, are Jewish or partially Jewish. This program was sponsored by Hadassah and was sent to JBS electronically as a ZOOM program.