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Genealogical Bewilderment: Lost Ancestors and Elusive Lineages

Steven Weitzman

in The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174600
eISBN:
9781400884933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174600.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines genealogy as a method that frames the search for Jewish origins in terms of a research for roots, for distant ancestors. The root is one of the oldest and most pervasive ... More


Porphyria: The Master Family Tree

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the author's research on the family trees of patients suffering from porphyria variegata. His efforts yielded a master family tree, showing how the forebears of thirty-two ... More


Births, Marriages, Deaths, and Identities

Christopher Pollitt

in New Perspectives on Public Services: Place and Technology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199603831
eISBN:
9780191806797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199603831.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter examines the evolution of civil registration in several European countries over a period since the 1960s. It focuses on changes in place and technology, as well as the interactions ... More


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