All the Lost Stories

When I started researching my family history in the 1980s, I knew very little about any of my ancestors, even less about their countries of origin, and next to nothing of our shared heredity. Neither of my parents were very interested in genealogy. I didn’t hold out much hope of discovering vintage family photos or…

Ask A Question Day

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…