Ancestral reflections can take us on many emotional journeys, even without going anywhere in the physical sense of the word. With so many online resources to explore, and so much that we may find unexpectedly, the discovery of the ancestors within us can be quite overwhelming, however rewarding or frustrating it may be at times.
The fact that our ancestors existed in the past, rather than the present, can lead us to think about our own existence, too. More recent generations in western societies have been fortunate not to face death in such a statistically prevalent way as other societies, past and present. This sometimes makes people forget that their children and grandchildren are as mortal as their great grandparents and great, great grandparents.
I have called this blog Ancestors Within because our minds become the dwelling place of our ancestors the more we learn about their lives. We are also the carriers of their genetic heritage in one form or another. Our ancestors are therefore within us in body and mind in many ways we are yet to discover.
How do you approach your ancestors today? And why are you interested in learning about their lives?
You may find these resources on my three other blogs to be quite useful in your research:
Times and Places on Continual Journeys
Know Your Cohorts on By Any Other Name
Public Knowledge on Quieter Living
If you have found anything in my writings at all useful, inspiring or interesting, on any of my blogs, please let me know. I enjoy hearing from readers. I also enjoy hearing from people who have some knowledge to share of relevance to my research.
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