“It’s often said that genealogical research is the second most popular hobby in the United States, after gardening, and the second most popular search category online, after porn,” Maya Jasanoff writes, in an engrossing and sharp-eyed dive from this week’s issue into our collective fascination with ancestry.

(Via The New Yorker newsletter)

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