The story of how I discovered that I'm the descendant of Jewish slave owners from Mississippi.
My Dad in 5 questions.
The story of how a brave young girl stood up to a financial con artist and proved him wrong.
Home from the war, Stan Ruby is a graduate student at Columbia. His bride, Helga Ringel, is a smart, pretty war refugee from Berlin.
Joseph and Lena Rabinowitz were Russian immigrants who ran a corner grocery in Jewish Harlem. Their nine children were native Americans.
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.
Our first encounter with Rabbi Huebsch moved us to tears, but is he even related to our (great-)grandfather Bernhardt?
Part 1: Joseph Fagan's journey from Minsk to New York City
Whassup with the Christopher Columbus in my family?
My most treasured heirloom recalls holiday meals and Grammy's cooking. It also records -- literally! -- something more about their lives.
Walter Ruby's boss in the liquor business became an influential figure in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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?
Stan maintained correspondence with his closest high school and Army buddies, several of whom went on to prominent careers.
A surprising artifact discovered after a parent's death leads to a series of discoveries and an ongoing interest in genealogy.