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What is the importance of ancestry?

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What is the importance of ancestry?

Posted: 18 Oct 2006 4:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Oct 2010 8:30AM GMT
I have been working on my FT now for some 3, almost 4 years, and thru this site and lots of other help have been quite successful. I enjoy it. It's a mission to see how far back I can get. A challange. A puzzle. An intrigue.

But why? What for? Tonight, out of the blue, and i admit, after hitting yet another brick wall, and plunging into a deep dark depression, I ask my self what exactly is the importance of finding out about my ancestry? No one else in the family seems to be driven to distraction by it, or even particularly care. So why am I so bent on "digging up the dead?", as one relation called it. Let bygones be bygones?

Has anyone else out there suddenly had doubts about the immense amount of time, effort and money we all pour into our projects?

What are all you guys "doing it" for? Does anyone actually believe in being able to "find out more about oneself" if one suddenly unearths where their G.G.G.G. Grandfather comes from? It's almost ridiculous.

I'd love to hear some views on this.

Regards, Unsettled and in need of a G.T.!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
CJHarding 18 Oct 2006 10:40PM GMT 
onyxcougar 19 Oct 2006 1:56AM GMT 
Pam 19 Oct 2006 9:19AM GMT 
J K 19 Oct 2006 12:15PM GMT 
pbfamtree 9 Aug 2010 3:24AM GMT 
blrrcn1 9 Aug 2010 1:10PM GMT 
beckipavlik 23 Aug 2010 6:11PM GMT 
Aluptoous2 12 Sep 2010 8:41PM GMT 
BrianMartin62... 9 Oct 2010 10:02PM GMT 
AGHatchett3rd 9 Oct 2010 10:12PM GMT 
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