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The Stories That Bind Us: What Are The Twenty Questions?

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By: Elayne Goldman

Do you know detailed information about your family history? In “The Stories that Bind Us: What Are the Twenty Questions?” the need for details in family history is explored to uncover the stories that need to be told in every family. This exploratory article determines twenty of the most important questions each family member should know about their parents and grandparents, and urges each reader to take the time to answer each of the questions. Don’t know the answer to one or more of the questions? Reach out to your family members and get the conversation started! The Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics has online resources for anyone who wishes to know more about their family history available at:  https://www.jewishgenetics.org/

Read the full article from the Huffington Post here

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