So today I finally got around to typing out the family history my great grand uncle wrote (literally wrote- paper and pen in several manila folders. I think he was going to make it into a proper book, but died before he could finish). My grandmother's side were Jews from Belarus (then still a part of Russia) who immigrated to the US in the early 1900s. My great-great-great grandmother, while still living in what-is-now-Belarus, went to junior high and could read and write Russian, which was "considered quite a feat for a female in 19th century russia, doubly so because she was Jewish." This is something I'm pretty proud of (even though I've never met her and those accomplishments have nothing to do with me. ) Some people know their history generations and hundreds of years back, some know only their immediate family, and others have nothing at all. My question to you all is, what do you know of your family history? Are you proud of it? Do you wish you knew more? No super specifics, of course, this is the internet.