Where Do I Come From? The Joys of Genealogy
As genealogy gains in popularity, researchers young and old cannot help but ask, “Where do I come from?”
Who are you? Where do you come from?
More and more people are asking themselves these questions as they get bitten by the genealogy bug. Young people, old people, career people, stay-at-home moms and dads—it doesn’t matter who you are, you can become addicted to searching out your family tree.
Find Your Ancestry
Have you ever enjoyed certain family stories that have been passed down from generation to generation? Maybe you have a grandparent who traveled to the United States as an immigrant from a distant homeland. Perhaps your family has been here since before Europeans ever set foot on these lands. Or it could be that your ancestors were brought over as slaves during that dark period of United States history. However you got here, knowing where you came from can answer a lot of questions about what you look like, why you have the family traditions that you do, and where some of your fundamental beliefs could have started.
Learn the Stories of Where You Come From
While your ancestors didn’t have the Internet or chat with each other instantaneously across oceans or time zones, they were real people. They loved and lost, had talents and weaknesses, and believed in certain things that shaped who they became. Those people have an effect on you today, traveling across centuries through your DNA or by having shared with their children and grandchildren their values and teachings. Learning the stories that your ancestors have to share is exciting, and that’s one of the reasons people become hooked on finding out who they are descended from.
It’s Easy to Get Started
Putting together a family tree and assembling various stories and links of your own genealogy isn’t difficult to start doing. There are several websites that let you do a search of your own name or relatives’ names, and you can start gathering information pretty quickly just by learning a few tips and tricks on these sites. Additionally, you can hire experienced, educated genealogists to do some of the looking for you—and this is an especially helpful service if you’ve run up against a severe lack of records. As a hobby or a passion, genealogy is rewarding, entertaining, and thoroughly enlightening. We think that once you start, you’ll quickly catch the bug.
Legacy Tree is a team of skilled, educated genealogists, eager to help anyone who wants to find out about their family tree, DNA history, and stories of their ancestors. Visit our home page to request a free consultation, and to learn more about us and what we do and to get started digging up the golden treasure of your own genealogy.