Tracing my ancestors

“What would I achieve by tracing my ancestors?”

“Who cares?”

“Why bother?”

These are just a few things we get asked about at Born & Bred Historical Research about. Our answer is pretty simple; often there is an innate curiosity within us, a desire to unravel the mysteries of our past and maybe understand what has shaped us, why we have the traits that we do, or why an ancestor did what they did.
Diving into our ancestors allows us to embark on a captivating journey that can take us to different communities, see us travel throughout a country or even the world, which allows us to explore the rich tapestry of our heritage.

By researching and learning more about our ancestors, we can unearth so many insightful, and even meaningful details. These can include learning more about your own identity from those who came before; cultural traditions, family values, connection to community, and even a renewed sense of identity. This can also pave the way for an emotional connection when we uncover more about the lives and experiences of our ancestors.

Each person we trace in a family tree represents a real person, someone who lived, loved, and paved their own way in the world. We can help to tell their stories.

We can help to preserve family history for future generations and create a legacy to be cherished. It can also allow us to understand and appreciate what our ancestors may have experienced for us to be where we are today. It provides a lens through which we can view significant historical events that may have altered or influenced a family narrative. This broader perspective deepens our appreciation for history, connecting personal stories to the larger historical context.

If you’re still wondering “what’s the point in tracing my ancestors?” and how can Born & Bred help, know that it can be an enlightening and rewarding adventure that can allow us to learn more about our ancestors and ourselves. Get in touch to begin your journey.

Let Phoebe from Born and Bred to help you with tracing your ancestors
Let Phoebe from Born and Bred to help you with tracing your ancestors