My Family’s Abandoned Heritage

By Jason Shaneyfelt When it comes to my family’s ancestry, it’s a bit of a mystery. I’ve found that my family is not unique in that regard. With immigration and refugees being such controversial topics in the world today, it seems my family is not the only American family to have lost touch with our immigrant past. All we have left now are family legends about our history. Growing up, my grandfather, Glenn Shaneyfelt, was our de facto family historian. According to my sister, Michelle Sullivan, about 20 years ago he undertook a project to dig as deep into...

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