My Dad in 5 questions.
Remiro Spicer recovered from injury and months at the infamous Andersonville prison to raise a family in Upstate New York
A great-grandson's search for his ancestor's biological roots using DNA
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.
How we met, fell in love and got married!
Samuel Carter left England with his wife and family in 1862 as a Mormon Pioneer.
William Walter Allen & his wife Helen Maria Gansevoort lived next door to Anthony Lispenard Underhill & his wife Charlotte Louise McBeath.
After fleeing Ireland as a young man, during the potato famine, Samuel settles on a farm in Burlington, New Jersey, and has eight children.
A scarred wooden toy chest reveals the story of an ambitious New York box maker and the tragic end of a family business.
Part 1: Joseph Fagan's journey from Minsk to New York City
The Tulbowitz/Ratner family originated in the Vitebsk region, lived for decades near Rostov-on-Don, and finally settled in Albany, New York.
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 Ratner family became established in the Fifth Ward of Albany, N.Y. Abe bottled soda water and Rose nurtured a brood of children.
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.
Walter Ruby's boss in the liquor business became an influential figure in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.