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Transforming your present through knowing your past

Photograph of Jewish family sitting on back porch of the Gan Eden Temple, 2011 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY, on September 25th, 1938

ExploreStory L.L.C. is a genealogy research company that specializes in African-American and Jewish family history.


We hope for a deeper appreciation for the full complexity of our ancestors’ lives: their pain, their joy, their anger, their love, our survival. ExploreStory yearns for a world that fully grapples with dismantling racism and anti-semitism.

Rosenbaum Bank Passage Order Book record from Temple University Libraries, Abe Potenik, 1914.

Steamship Ticket Purchase Ledger, Jewish immigrant ancestor Abram Potenik, 1914

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