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On our Monday, Dec. 2 program, author and journalist David Laskin discussed how he traced the three branches of his mother’s family for his book The Family: Three Journeys into the Heart of the Twentieth Century. Laskin’s family of Russian-Jewish immigrants includes Zionist pioneers, Maidenform Bra Company founder Ida Rosenthal and seventeen victims of the Holocaust. Here, Laskin describes how all of us can launch our own family search.
There are many, many other charity organizations mobilizing to help assist the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. If you feel compelled to give, feel free to use our brief guide as a starting point.