Lost Roots Family History is devoted to recovering and preserving the memories of our ancestors. Our primary focus is Jewish families of Central and Eastern Europe, but we are happy to reach outside of our comfort zone. Lost Roots seeks to assure that no matter how much things may change, something of the achievements of those who came before us--some piece of what they have built--will live on forever to inspire and educate future generations.
Joshua Grayson, PhD-Founder and Director
I have always been fascinated by Jewish genealogy. I started researching my own family history, and was simply astonished by what I could find in the records. By teaching myself how to read old handwritten records in German, Polish, Russian, and Hebrew I was able to trace my family history back 300 years! In the course of my research, I found that I am related to a Jewish philosopher, a famous rabbi, a cubist painter, and an engineer who designed lunar rovers for NASA! I was so fascinated by what I learned that I decided to build a company. I am an experienced researcher, have significant academic credentials, and hold a PhD from the University of Southern California.