It is easy to see why it is important to know about history. History tends to repeat itself and we often encounter the same issues of a number of years ago. It is not always that we have been learning from our mistakes…
Being religious or not, it is interesting to know what your ancestors have been up to.
Who was part of your past?
Are you a member of the Royal Family of England?
Was your great, great, great-grandfather a hero in some important revolution?
Or did your family die of the plague, a famine or a struggle?
“What if” is a kind of question most people are eager to see answered. If you want to know more about your ancestry history, you should learn more about genealogy. That’s a good way to find things out.
Learning about the members of your family is not that hard anymore these days. If you grasp the process of genealogy, you can then learn as much as possible of every member of your family tree.
Genealogy means studying your family’s ancestors. You trace them, study them, collect names of relatives you never heard of and put together the relationships each of them was having with the others.
During your study you will discover several levels of your family members, including ‘far away’ ones. To put the pieces of your family together you will use documents and hearsay. You will have reached your goal when your puzzle is as complete as you like it, or as complete as you could possibly get it.
Finding out about your family’s history differs a bit. Whereas in genealogy you build a tree by putting together the names of your family, in a family’s history you will also include information about as many of those people as possible.
For instance about the lives they led. If you are lucky you can do this simultaneously while building the tree, at other times it may be more difficult to get this information
Again, your goal will be reached after you have collected as much as you can about your family members, to understand them better in both their public and their private lives. That way you might learn more about yourself.