Mike Thompson didn't know what to expect when a young woman from Belgium called him. She told him their families were intertwined years ago during WWII, and that his grandfather had saved her family. Then, she told Mike a story that no one else in his family knew. What hidden stories do our families have? How do we uncover them? And how enriching (or painful) is that process of interviewing your loved ones and uncovering the past? Las Vegas locals and Nikki Silva of the Kitchen Sisters talk about what inspired them to dig into the past, and the surprises they found.
The Association of Personal Historians holds its annual conference on Oct. 16-20 at Harrah's Hotel and Casino.