Not many people can say they got started at 12, but I did! Here's the full story.
The story of how my great-grandmother almost didn't make it to the U.S.
Here's how Grandmom's family left Russia for a new life in the U.S. fifteen years before she was born.
Our first encounter with Rabbi Huebsch moved us to tears, but is he even related to our (great-)grandfather Bernhardt?
Some of our best family heirlooms are the things Grammy kept from her wedding.
My most treasured heirloom recalls holiday meals and Grammy's cooking. It also records -- literally! -- something more about their lives.
How I almost became an archaeologist instead of a genealogist.
"Born 1808, Philadelphia," read his tombstone in a Mississippi Jewish cemetery. Could I prove my hunch about what that meant?