April 17, 2024 – Discovering a Family History: From the Famous and Heroic to the Infamous and Notorious

Family History: From the Famous and Heroic to the Infamous and Notorious

Back in 2019 Carleton Young provided a program for ACRA about the large collection of letters from two Civil War soldiers that he had found in his family attic. In order to find his family connection to the two soldiers, he began an extensive research of his  own family history. Through that process, he was surprised to discover that he was related to many famous people such as Teddy Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Paul Revere and many others that he had been teaching about in his own history classes for so many years. He also found that along with the famous, there were family connections to a few infamous rogues and murderers as well.

Carleton Young has undergraduate degrees in economics and English from Westminster College and Point Park University, an MA in history from Ohio University, and his PhD in the history of education from the University of Pittsburgh. For 37 years he taught AP American history at Thomas Jefferson High School in Pittsburgh. He has also taught classes as an adjunct professor at the Community College of Allegheny County, the University of Pittsburgh, Eastern Gateway Community College, and in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

Date:  April 17, 2024

Time:  Noon

Cost:  ACRA Members – $20, Non-Members – $25

Where:  Doubletree Hotel – Greentree

Reservations are required to assure adequate space and food. Reservations and money are due no later than 4/10/2024

Tickets unavailable at the luncheon.

RSVP No Later Than Wednesday, April 10, 2024


April Menu

Soup of the Day

Pot Roast

Bake Cod, Lemon Beurre Blanc

Macaroni Salad

Fruit Salad

Assorted Rolls & Butter

Chef’s Selection of Desserts

Coffee, Hot & Iced Teas

*Please note menu is subject to change.

All luncheons start at Noon at the
DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton
Take Exit 67 off Parkway West, I-376
Turn left onto Mansfield Avenue
Turn right at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton sign

ACRA members – $20.00
Guests w/reservation – $25.00


Mail all reservation checks to:

P.O. Box 15285
Pittsburgh, PA 15237