Climbing Our Family Tree

August 24, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

 One of the greatest questions is history has been, "where did we come from?". As a self-proclaimed genealogist, I explore just that. With now over 52,000 relatives entered into my own personal tree, I am finding that my ancestors sometimes overlap others that have requested my assistance in their own tree. Without a doubt, we all belong to the same family tree and DNA testing is proving that there is no race other than the Human Race.

 As a child, no one spoke of my ancestors past my great grandparents. When I discuss genealogy lines with various families, I find this to be true with many. Why do we not speak of our ancestors? Discovering your long ago relatives can bring a sense of pride in your heritage. But, I believe for the most part, it brings a humility and appreciation of how blessed we are to be living in the present. Bits of history are rewritten as many history books tend to leave the whole story untold. I believe that once we know more of the full story, we have a better respect and understanding for others around us. We clear up misconceptions about decisions our ancestors made or may find that that unbelievable notorious family legend is true after all.

 You may be surprised who resides among the limbs of your tree. I have found presidents such as George Washington and George Bush, and celebrities like Dick van Dyke and Carol Burnett, in my tree. In addition, Scarlett Johansson and I share Charlemagne as an ancestor, which also confirms the DNA Viking haplogroup to which I belong. If you need help with your tree, contact me at Safari Studio Adventures.

 The tree pictured above is the baobab tree in Africa. Some are said to be 6,000 years old, which, coincidentally, is about the same age as our written history. We are not nearly as old as some scientists would have you think. You have heard me talk on African animal migrations before, but, what greater migration is there than the human migration?

 So, I will ask you, "where did YOU come from?"

 

 


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