Interviewing the people in our family trees can connect them (and us) with historical events in ways that may surprise us.
Years ago I asked my mother-in-law about about the day she became a citizen of the United States.
“It took two trips to the courthouse.” she said. “The first ceremony was postponed because the President had been shot.”
Today I’m wondering what other historical events directly impacted my ancestors. If only I could ask each of them just one question…