Now That I Know
As we restore the chain — a life at a time — we are transformed in many ways by the new knowledge.
I learned my genetic health history – four generations of inherited disease. Now I can take preventative measures to avoid disease and illness.
I discovered ancestors with common personality traits and skills. There is a reason for how I respond to life’s circumstances. I can shape better outcomes in the future.
I traced my ancestors through the course of history. There were survivors against all odds. I am grateful for their ingenuity and perserverance and that I am here.
I found the stories of how my ancestors paved the way for my life. I am grateful and have a new sense of obligation to carry on for the next generation.
I am still processing the lessons learned from the lives of my ancestors. The one common thread — they continued the fight for a better life through hurdles and tragedies.
As I researched ancestors and met new cousins around the world, I felt more connected — to an extended family, to a larger community, and to the Jewish people.
Estimated number of inividual lives discovered in catalogued documents
Volunteers working on survey projects and technology
Survey and technology partner organizations
Survey work and technology work is spreading globally
Artificial Intelligence being trained to read handwritten documents in languages of the Diaspora
Survey work has discovered and inventoried collections of documents of our ancestors