Here's how Grandmom's family left Russia for a new life in the U.S. fifteen years before she was born.
Not many people can say they got started at 12, but I did! Here's the full story.
Some of our best family heirlooms are the things Grammy kept from her wedding.
John Owens Sr. Indian Trader
She caught the bouquet and I caught the garter. Later that evening, Sylvia made an announcement. Mother is always right!
The story of how my great-grandmother almost didn't make it to the U.S.
Zooey had always heard her Quaker ancestors were active abolitionists, but the extent of their involvement is truly remarkable.
Not quite 14 years old, I met my ancestors by accident and life has never been the same.
After fleeing Ireland as a young man, during the potato famine, Samuel settles on a farm in Burlington, New Jersey, and has eight children.
Jozef and Esther Rutner Joshowitz's Family Story
Remiro Spicer recovered from injury and months at the infamous Andersonville prison to raise a family in Upstate New York
Our first encounter with Rabbi Huebsch moved us to tears, but is he even related to our (great-)grandfather Bernhardt?
"Born 1808, Philadelphia," read his tombstone in a Mississippi Jewish cemetery. Could I prove my hunch about what that meant?