Tracing my great grandfather's journey
SIERRA SALBEC | University of Bristol | Arts, Activism and Social Justice Summer School | University of Vermont
I've been learning how important our history is to shaping who we are, and the perspectives that we can bring to the environments we are in. For that reason I decided to research some of my family history that is not discussed or well known by my family members. My great grandfather died when my grandfather was young so we knew very little about his life.
He immigrated from Slovenia to the US, and I was able to track down his details in the census, and his petition for naturalization as a US citizen.
It was amazing to learn so much about him and his journey to the United States, and get to share that with my father and uncle so they could learn more about him.