This collaborative public humanities project explores questions of family history and national belonging in the United States, focusing in particular on questions of race, gender, sexuality, reproduction, and power. In this interdisciplinary self-reflexive research project I draw on oral history interviews and participant-observation, archival research, GIS mapping, and digital storytelling to explore constructions of family genealogy that challenge narrow and incomplete views of history promoted in contemporary political dialogues. I focus on two genealogical narratives about race, reproduction, gender, and power.