Particulars of family history
The original communities in which our ancestors lived
Stories about family members who de-emphasized their Jewishness to fit more easily in the prevailing culture.
Step family relationships can be complex
- cousins & kinship
Stories that were once not spoken of. Now the truth comes out.
- family ties
- famous relative
Continuities and conflicts between family generations
- name change
nationality & citizenship
Family members gained and lost citizenship rights in their native lands. After emigration, they sought naturalization in the U.S. and elsewhere.
- religious identity
The derivation of family surnames