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August 30, 2010 2:29 am at 2:29 am #592239ChachamParticipant
How many people here have a geni family tree? My family recently got into it and it is amazing how most frum people I know have a parent/grandparent etc. on there and I am practically related somehow to everyone. I know how I am 25 generations from Rashi and many other famous RAbonim.
It would be very nice if we all got involved and entered all the relatives we know and the tree will be more complete.August 30, 2010 2:44 am at 2:44 am #693643Sister BearMember
We have geni and I love it! It lets you know everyone’s brithday’s and all and also let’s you know family that you never knew existed, frum, secular and all.August 30, 2010 3:37 am at 3:37 am #693644oomisParticipant
Kol Yisroel areivim Zeh lazeh.August 30, 2010 3:43 am at 3:43 am #693645yankdownunderMember
Chacham do you (or someone in your family) have the DNA tested? Which company did your family use to take a DNA sample from?August 30, 2010 2:33 pm at 2:33 pm #693646shlomozalmanMember
Rashi lived 950 or so years ago, that is more like 40 generations at least, not 25. In any case, since we Jews have 2 to the 40th power ancestors going back 40 generations (minus the overlapping of ancestors) , it is likely that almost all of us, excluding converts, are descendants of Rashi. Me too.August 30, 2010 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #693647HashemLovesMeMember
we have a geni acct (my friends bro in law started it for me in sem, we actually found out that we share relatives too!)August 31, 2010 1:35 am at 1:35 am #693648A Woman Outside BrooklynParticipant
We’ve had a Geni accounht for several years. While there isn’t the same enthusiasm among its participants as there was originally, it’s still a lot of fun to find connections. We discovered an entire branch of my FIL’s family that’s frum.
It’s a great tool, highly recommend it, although don’t say I didn’t warn you that genealogy is one of the most addictive hobbies out there.
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