“…Firmly Rooted.” Our Huxley and Webb ancestors

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Our Huxley ancestors contributed to a fundamental shift of scientific and literary orthodoxy. Our Webb ancestors, in America since the 1600s, played key roles in the development of the United States, and many of their experiences are the subject matter of museums and libraries.

The Maddoxes: Tracing back to America’s original settlers

One of our most complex family narratives is the Maddox family story, which required original research to discover and prove the customer’s grandparents. We were able to go six generations further, with extensive research.

The Novoms: Recent immigrants to America rediscover their Jewish roots

Our Novom family narrative was an opportunity to involve living relatives in the process of developing oral and written histories. Close and distant relatives provided stories and photos that Narratio Vitae wove into its research. Narratio Vitae identified a previously unknown great-grandfather and great-grandmother, and pinpointed their original village in modern Lithuania.

The Quinns of Boston: A classic Irish-Italian immigration story

The Quinns, Sciarrinos and Purpuras are three families that escaped the Great Famine of Ireland in the mid-19th century and the economic implosion of southern Italy around the same time. The families would unite in Boston and establish themselves as leaders in their community. It’s one of those stories that keeps getting better as each family member adds to it.

The Fischers, Knights, Clarkes, Gilberts and Julians: American founders

Rarely does a family include so many incredible stories. The Fischer Narrative includes Plymouth pilgrims, Revolutionary War soldiers, American industrialists, and even a witch. They participated in the formation of the New England colonies and founded more than one American city.

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