What is the most important thing to you? And no... I don't mean your Manolo Blahniks... I mean what do you truly value? I am pretty sure most of you are saying, "family". A family is something that is so important to each and everyone of us. But we can't truly appreciate our families till we know about them. That is why it is a good reason to have the family go over their genealogy.
There are so many free websites that offer genealogy information and several good programs that you can buy for your computer.... heck... there are even people you can pay to do your genealogy for you (which is what I am ALLLL for). It is important to appreciate and understand the sacrifices and accomplishments of the people before you.
My mom has worked really hard and long on our genealogy and helped us children learn where we come from. Because of her I have learned about my ancestors that tracked across the country on foot to find a new home, relatives that were so excited about coming to America that they jumped off the ship and swam to shore, and even a famous relative that was be-headed in France and afterwards stood up at the guillotines and took three steps... he now has a statue, street, and chapel named after him. I would never have known about this without her.
I know learning new things can be frustrating and complicated, so if this is the case for you then just ignore the programs and website... simply call up your dear sweet Grannie and ask her about the family. Not only will Grandma have some great and wonderful stories, but she will love the company and the visit.
Remember that each of us come from a family that has history that has gone on for hundreds of years, there are stories of motivation, drama, great sacrifices and love. Share those moments with your family, let them be proud of where they come from and what their family stands for.
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