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Jennifer Mendelsohn

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Jennifer Mendelsohn began her career as a journalist and ghostwriter. A former Washington, DC-based special correspondent for People, she also wrote the satirical "Keeping Tabs" column for Slate. Her work has appeared in numerous local and national publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, Tablet, McSweeney s and Jezebel. In addition, she is the author of a children s book and helped fashion guru Carson Kressley pen his New York Times best-selling men s style manual Off the Cuff. A native Long Islander now based in Baltimore, Mendelsohn is passionately engaged in the world of genealogy. She serves on the board of the Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland and is the administrator of Facebook's Jewish Genetic Genealogy group. A veteran of many successful unknown parent searches, she was featured in the 2019 bestseller "Inheritance" by Dani Shapiro. Mendelsohn is also the creator of #resistancegenealogy, a project that uses genealogical and historical records to fight disinformation and honor America s immigrant past. Her work has received international media attention, including being featured on, The New Yorker, The Washington Post and Yahoo News.

Academic Degrees:
B.A., University of Virginia (English/American Studies)

Research Specialty:
Adoption ; Emigration & Immigration ; Holocaust ; Jewish ; DNA Specialist

Time Period Specialty:
19th Century ; 20th Century

Geographic Specialty:
Mid-Atlantic ; New York City

Service Categories:
Lecturer/Seminars ; Author/Writer

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Postal Code:
Baltimore city

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