A repository for information about the life of my late great grandfather Hyman Victor, a Jewish immigrant who came to America in 1913.
How in finding the man, I discovered my Galician roots.
My Dad in 5 questions.
She is not smiling for the photo. She is not even looking at the camera. Who is my great grandmother? What does her expression mean?
Whassup with the Christopher Columbus in my family?
The story of how I discovered that I'm the descendant of Jewish slave owners from Mississippi.
A surprising artifact discovered after a parent's death leads to a series of discoveries and an ongoing interest in genealogy.
My most treasured heirloom recalls holiday meals and Grammy's cooking. It also records -- literally! -- something more about their lives.
Our first encounter with Rabbi Huebsch moved us to tears, but is he even related to our (great-)grandfather Bernhardt?
The story of how a brave young girl stood up to a financial con artist and proved him wrong.
Part 1: Joseph Fagan's journey from Minsk to New York City
Joseph and Lena Rabinowitz were Russian immigrants who ran a corner grocery in Jewish Harlem. Their nine children were native Americans.
Home from the war, Stan Ruby is a graduate student at Columbia. His bride, Helga Ringel, is a smart, pretty war refugee from Berlin.
The U.S. liquor industry took off after the repeal of Prohibition. Walter Ruby was the marketing manager for American Spirits.
Stan maintained correspondence with his closest high school and Army buddies, several of whom went on to prominent careers.