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Becoming an Ancestor

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July 30, 2021

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Becoming an Ancestor

This quiet dust was gentlemen and ladies
and lads and girls.
Was laughter and ability and sighing,
And frocks and curls.

– Emily Dickinson, –

Becoming an Ancestor

“Did you know that we’re all on our way to becoming someone’s ancestor? It’s true. We’re all future dead people, and 100 years from now, someone like me will come looking for you. I
know this for a fact because that’s usually have at least one in each generation, much like Buffy the Vampire Slayer. We’re a bit obsessive about what we do.You say you have no interest in family history or genealogy? Perhaps you never knew your biological family. Maybe you’re estranged from them. Or you have zero interest in learning about your ethnic heritage. Regardless, on your way to becoming an ancestor, you have lived, yes? You have stories
about the paths you’ve forged, the roads taken–and not taken– and your dreams. In the future, someone like me will want to know you. My life might be changed knowing that you existed.” Genealogist Natalie Zett shares the compelling story of what sparked her interest in family history… { read more }

Be The Change

What does the thought of being a “future ancestor” bring up for you? What does it inspire in you? For more from Natalie Zett, tune in to this in-depth conversarsation with her: “Family Stories, Timeless Connections.” { more }

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