From Poland to Lithuania: A Writer's Search for Her Jewish Past

From the Jewish districts of historic cities to small out-of-the-way towns once known as shtetls, the author finds remnants of the past at every turn. 

100 Years of Ads: Best Use of Historical Figures or Events

To celebrate the 4A's 100th anniversary, Campaign US compiled the top 10 spots that tap into the past.

Central Islip woman, 71, meets 4 sisters she didn’t know she had

Karen Gaulrapp showed up at fatfish Wine Bar and Bistro in Bay Shore to meet the four sisters she never knew she had. “I’m not anxious,” said Gaulrapp, 71, of Central Islip, moments before the meeting. “I’m meeting four strangers.” Moments later, she saw their faces.

The Best DNA Ancestry Test

After more than 80 hours of research and reporting, the Wirecutter thinks AncestryDNA is the best DNA testing service for most people who are curious about their ethnic roots or are searching for contemporary relatives. 

Falcons pass-rusher Vic Beasley willing to show off all-around game

ESPN reports on pass-rusher Vic Beasley’s willingness to show off all-around game. The article quotes Falcons coach Dan Quinn saying, “…I sometimes tease him, I say he’s like He’s at 1/16 Sam linebacker some days.”

'I'm over-the-moon happy': Long-lost sisters meet after decades apart

Helen Zolna-Abrams waits impatiently at the arrivals section of Montreal’s Trudeau Airport on Tuesday afternoon. She’s wringing her hands and holding a box of tissues.

Brothers Reunite After 30 Years with Their Biological Mother Who They Believed Was Dead

After a decades-long search, two Texas brothers were reunited with their biological mother — something they once thought impossible because they belived she was dead.

Hurst man finds biological mother after 47 years

Registered nurse Anthony Wiggs was only six months-old when he was adopted. That good life led to a good career and family of his own, but Anthony always wanted to know more about his biological family.

Founding Fathers' descendants unite 241 years later to re-create iconic painting

It's hard to believe that a bold declaration by a brand new nation would have even more relevance nearly two and a half centuries later.