Genetic history: I. The Schneersons of Lubavich.

  title={Genetic history: I. The Schneersons of Lubavich.},
  author={Frederick Hecht and Avery A. Sandberg},
  journal={Clinical genetics},
  volume={32 1},
Genetic history in pedigree form is a useful tool in historical studies. This is illustrated by the Schneerson family dynasty, which has led the Lubavich sect of ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jews since its inception in the 18th century. The current leader is the seventh successive Schneerson to head the Lubavichers.