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Grandfather involved with the mob?

Giuseppina D'Alessandro Sanger

I have been curious about the truth about what my Grandfather, a Sicilian immigrant to this country around 1918, did as an occupation in the U.S. while he was here. Continue reading ...

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Berestin

Ricki Garrett

John Berestin came to America through Ellis Island from Russia . Berestin? Yes, that's the name we have always known as my Mom and her brothers last name. Continue reading ...

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1910 Family Letter about Rev.War Hero

Tony Clark

Leah Speer,(dau. of Andrew,Gr.Dau. of Andrew, That came over w/ William Penn in the 1600's,) was Born abt.1755,in Maryland, married William Flinn abt.1783,(son of Thomas,Sr.,) was one of a possible three William's that served in the Rev.war. Continue reading ...

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St. Mary’s Cemetary

Anthony Maddalone

In our neighborhood, we had a cemetery that was situated between St. Mary’s Avenue and Third Street. It was our playground. Continue reading ...

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During the American Revolution

Gail Moss Hanson

During the Revolution members of the Young and Buchanan families (my ancestors) were harrassed and robbed by revolutionariies because they wanted to remain loyal to King George. Continue reading ...

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Name Change hunt. Mecklenburg/Prussian easter egg

Dawn Christianson

My maternal grandfather's last name was Washkow. My mother always told the story that he hated that name because he did not "wash no cows". Continue reading ...

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Soul of Chiaramonte !

Anthony DiNicola

I went to Trapini, Sicily for researching my descendents of DiNicola, and Planeta. But I know Chiaramonte is a descendent of noble family in Sicily from my grandmother's side. Continue reading ...

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Arabic/French heritage?

Greg Hunicutt

I'm interested in my mom's father and haven't found much about him. But I wonder if he may be of Arabic-French heritage. Continue reading ...

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COWBOY

RICHARD LOPEZ

This story is painful. Even though I have never spoken of it. Even as I click the "other" button under theme on this website. Continue reading ...

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From Knights to Quakers to Today

David Murray

I have been enjoying this series. In part, because I come a long line(s) of Quakers on my mother's side of my family. Lately, I have been exploring this history again. Continue reading ...

April 9, 2012 | Leave a comment

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About the Series

The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from is at the core of the new 10-part PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the 12th series from Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. Filmed on location across the United States, the series premieres nationally Sundays, March 25 – May 20 at 8 pm ET on PBS (check local listings).

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