There are over 6.5 billion people living on earth today. As you can see, there are quite a lot of people living on earth today and everyday, thousands more are being born and starting a family. In any kind of society, the family is the most important part of it. You have to consider that the family is what makes up the society and you have to realize the fact that as a person, you have to know that it is important that you should respect your family. Besides, without your family, you wouldn’t even be here.
However, you also need to consider that because of time, a lot of families went their separate ways and as more time passes, both family groups don’t even know that they have distant relatives living today. More and more realizes that they need to get in touch with their distant relatives and know about their family’s past. Some people say that it is a way to find your identity, some do it for fun and some people say that it is a great activity of self discovery for the whole family to enjoy.
This kind of research is called genealogy. By finding out about your genealogy, you will be surprised that you are related to people you don’t even know or people who are Hollywood superstars. For example, you wouldn’t believe it but President George W. Bush and his political rival democrat John Kerry are actually very distant cousins as well as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. It’s quite a surprise finding out that George W. Bush and John Kerry are relatives owing to the fact that they are political rivals.
There are even people who were surprised to find that they have Hispanic blood running through their veins even when they are actually African Americans. Some Hispanic Americans even discovered that they are even related to American Indians. First of all, the United States is composed of different people and different races. Because of this, you can expect to find some Native American blood or European blood in your family.
Although finding out about your family’s genealogy can be difficult, you have to consider that it is also a fun activity for the whole family. You can share information about your family’s genealogy and you can also find share documents that are vital to find your family’s ancestors, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates, death certificates, and immigration documents.
So, why not start rediscovering your family’s past by rummaging through your family’s documents or research about it in the public library? Although you may encounter some dead ends, you can be sure that once you find out about your ancestry, everyone will have a pleasant surprise that you are related to someone famous in the past, whether they contributed some good to society or whether they were once outlaws in the Wild West.
You can be sure that finding your family’s genealogy will be full of surprises. Who knows, maybe you are even related to a famous political figure or a famous icon in modern society.