At Treelines we love your family stories — maybe even as much as you do! Here are some of our recent favorites.
Our first encounter with Rabbi Huebsch moved us to tears, but is he even related to our (great-)grandfather Bernhardt?
1525 – May 2010
How I came to identify Pepa Grass and Isak Wolf Fink
abt 1926 – 1986
A surprising artifact discovered after a parent's death leads to a series of discoveries and an ongoing interest in genealogy.
October 1937 – August 2006
A great-grandson's search for his ancestor's biological roots using DNA
March 2, 1889 – February 26, 1983
Whassup with the Christopher Columbus in my family?
First steps in understanding my great-grandfather's quest to become a policeman in Washington DC
August 1871 – 1942
By Bonnie, the granddaughter she never knew
1901 – 2010
What was once a fantastical piece of family lore concerning George Washington in 1776, was given a mystic Amphibian dimension in 1993.
1734 – October 1993
Jozef and Esther Rutner Joshowitz's Family Story
3/25/1882 – 1960
Tracks the Suttleman/Zitelman family from the area around Rivne, Ukraine to Baltimore, Maryland and Curitiba, Brazil
4/18/1858 – 2011
85 years later, a niece and a great-grand niece rediscover a friendship that lasted a lifetime and spanned three continents
1904 – 2013
Nels Sommer & Ane Marie Jonasen met and married in Denmark and had their first two children there before emigrating to Rockford, Illinois.
21 May 1852 – 18 Mar 1940
Abel and Jessie Lee Lynch were just about to retire to the good life down in Florida, when.....
ca 1892 – April 1939
I consider this my first "genealogy" moment. 1984. I was 9 years old.
1984 – December 1984
Remiro Spicer recovered from injury and months at the infamous Andersonville prison to raise a family in Upstate New York
November 25, 1840 – May 4, 1926
Crossing the threshold after 210 years, two branches of the same family re-unite under a single roof
1766 – 03/19/2013
My Dad in 5 questions.
1933 – 2003
How the truth behind my grand-mother's life was revealed as gossip at her burial, and only shown to be true 20 years later.
1891 – 1942
A letter to my daughter introducing her to her namesake.
1922 – 2006
She caught the bouquet and I caught the garter. Later that evening, Sylvia made an announcement. Mother is always right!
June 4, 1971 – December 26, 1971
How in finding the man, I discovered my Galician roots.
1849 – 2012
Your Pop-pop and I want you to know about our parents, for whom you were named.
1900 – 2011
Not many people can say they got started at 12, but I did! Here's the full story.
July 1991 – 2013
Here's how Grandmom's family left Russia for a new life in the U.S. fifteen years before she was born.
April 15, 1858 – 1950