ANU Museum of the Jewish People Genealogy App

ANU Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Halfusot has a genealogy app. that will show visitors how they are connected to figures on display at the museum. It is a collection of persons who are in the museum’s permanent exhibition.

ANU Museum of the Jewish People presents the 4,000-year-old story of the Jewish people – past, present and future. Through a remarkable combination of images, exhibits, and models, as well as a unique database integrating family names, genealogy, Jewish music, films and photographs, the Museum plays an integral role in strengthening Jewish identity and perpetuating Jewish heritage worldwide.

The permanent exhibition is divided into six sections, each representing a specific facet of Jewish life: Family, Community, Culture, Living Among the Nations and Return to Zion. Together these values enabled Jews scattered around the world to maintain unique traditions and heritage.

You could learn that you are related to famous people like Albert Einstein, Emma Lazarus, or Theodor Hertz. The ANU Museum of the Jewish People app can help you track down those relations, and also find other visitors currently in the museum who are related to the same people.

To use the app, you must have a Geni account. It can be a free account. Your Geni account must be connected to the World Family Tree. You will need to make a password for your account (which can be in Hebrew).

Visit the ANU Museum of the Jewish People and sign into your Geni account upon your arrival. The app will show you a list of famous Jewish personalities you are related to, as well as the nature of the relation. One click will reveal where the person is referred to in the exhibition. A second click allows you to find out whether other unknown relatives are visiting the museum as well.

Those who visit the museum are kindly asked to remember to bring their own headphones.

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