I have been searching for my family history without any success. I know my dad was born in McKeesport, PA and his dad, Charles Arthur Isreal, worked in the coal mines and played football with the Steelers before they were a pro team. I remember my dad telling me that my grandmother was a pianist for the Philadelphia Phiharmonic Orchestra - maybe as a backup, I'm not sure. She died while giving childbirth. My dads parents died when he was just a boy and he would never talk much about his childhood. One time he did talk about several relatives that were talented: musicians, comedians, etc. My dad did have a sister named Naomi. That's about all I know. It seems that there aren't too many Isreals from PA. so, I thought maybe you could help me find some much searched for information. Any help will be greatly appreciated.