For whatever reasons my family has never really talked in detail about family history. So the extent of my knowledge stops at my grandparents. It also does not help that I lost my parents when I was relatively young. I don't think I was as interested to know about my family during that phase of my life.
So I am longing to find out more. What about me is directly attributable to my ancestry? What where the names of my ancestors? What part of the country did they live and where in Africa did we originate? I'm especially interested to know about my women ancestors and what do I have in common with them?
Honestly I'm not really interested in looking for my family history by checking certain records from the time of slavery. I don't want to have specific knowledge of the pain my ancestors may have suffered during that time. I just think it would be too much to handle. Is that wrong?
I'm really more interested in knowing about the details of general family personality. I want to know what my family passed down to me through time that I'm not even aware of.
How much do you know about your family? Do you have knowledge dating back generations? If so how did you get the information? Would you consider taking a DNA test to find out more of your family history?
There are times when I feel lost not knowing about my family history. I guess this morning is one of those times.
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