"They were homeless and their sin had been to be a Jew in a world that had gone crazy."

-- Betsy May Stern, Our American Family: The Mays

The Concept

Everyday families have extraordinary stories. Our American Family seeks to document our American family heritage, one family at a time, and inspire viewers to capture their own family stories - before those voices are gone.

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An American Family Tapestry

The Our American Family project seeks to document our American family heritage, one family at a time, before those voices are gone. If you are interested in having your family’s story considered for the Our American Family project, we encourage you to review our requirements and to submit an online application.