Take a peek at recent Family Tree Stories and
read what each family had to say about their discoveries.
The Almy family settled in New York as farmers and quickly rose to prominent positions in the community. Judge Bradford Almy served as principal of the largest school in Auburn before practicing law. His father, an abolitionist, sought to uphold the law for all. The Almy legacy - service to country and fellow man.
"I knew very little about the Almy side of my family and was curious to learn more. The research for this line led to some fascinating discoveries that include a prominent local judge, a patent, and a commission by the Governor of New York!" - C.C.
Joseph Cater, a Presbyterian school teacher in Roumieh, Lebanon, began sending his sons to the United States as soon as they were old enough to escape conscription into the Turkish Army. Eventually making their way to Texas, they began working as peddlers. In the 1900s, they each owned stores in Austin.
“... we all like sharing stories, and this is an opportunity to do it.” I say, that's why I like My Family Tree Story because it's an opportunity to share stories about our families. Not just names and dates shaped like a tree, but bringing our generational family to life! And not just for now, but for posterity. J.C.
Otto Tufer, a young German immigrant and electrician, lost his job at an auto plant. The reason - he was too efficient! Otto rebounded by opening a bakery with a fellow German immigrant and became the best Rye bread baker in the area, later selling his bread wholesale. Why rye? It was the bread with the lowest tax!