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ANU Museum of the Jewish People (formerly Beit Hatfutsot) Exhibit Project

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This project is for the Geni-based app for ANU Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot. The app that will show visitors how they are connected to figures on display in the museum. It is a collection of persons who are in the museum's permanent exhibition. See

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, Faith, Culture, Living Among the Nations and Return to Zion. Together these values enabled Jews scattered around the world to maintain their unique traditions and heritage.

How to use the app.

The bottom line is that everyone needs to (1) have an account on Geni (it can be a free account) and (2) needs to be connected to the World Family Tree.

The first part is easy: Go to and sign up for a free account if you don’t already have one, and make sure to set and remember your password. (They can do this also in Hebrew by clicking on עברית at the very bottom.)

Second part: add people to your tree (again this can be done without paying for pro membership) until you get a blue tree match that identifies a duplicate profile. Click the matches (you get one free tree match) and follow the steps to merge the duplicate and when the merge is accepted by the manager of the other profile you should be connected to the World Family Tree. For a more detailed explanation see and and

Anyone who needs assistance can contact Randy Schoenberg or by email at Or post a message to the discussion at

Once you are on Geni and connected to the World Family Tree you just go to the new app at and follow the steps to log in to your Geni account. Then just wait a few minutes as it finds all the connections.

הפרויקט נועד עבור המוזאון של העם היהודי כחלק מישומון (אפליקציה) של בית התפוצות שיציג למבקרים כיצד הם קשורים לדמויות המוצגות במוזאון. הדמויות הן אוסף הנמצא בתצוגה המתמדת של המוזאון.