Genealogy helps us understand who we are and where we come from. We live in such a fractured world today that many of us are removed from our true roots. Genealogy can connect us to those roots via our ancestors and help us develop links to our often varied cultural heritages.
Genealogy offers us an opportunity to connect with current family members. While time separates us from our ancestors, distance often separates us from our living relatives. But as we gather information on our ancestors, we may also discover that other relatives are looking for the same ancestors or that our relatives hold information that could prove useful in our research. Either way, genealogy is a great way to reconnect.
Genealogy offers an opportunity to travel. Traveling to an ancestral homeland can be stimulating, emotional, educational, and most of all, fun.
Genealogy leads to a better appreciation of history. Once we discover that we had ancestors living in a particular place at a particular time, the history of that place and time takes on a whole new meaning.
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