“When we illuminate the road back to our ancestors, they have a way of reaching out, of manifesting themselves…sometimes even physically.” – Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina
I remain fascinated by the stories, told and untold, of our predecessors. This passion melds hand in hand with my history fetish.
I do not really remember the first time I heard the phrase “family tree”, but I do know that it sparked my interest in ancestry at a very young age. Unfortunately I had little time to gather facts from any oldest living relatives, and no one else in my circle took enough interest in the topic to flame my passion for it as a small child. But once Ancestry.com emerged, I have felt empowered to be able to find bits and pieces of my dna history.
I submitted a sample for a DNA test in 2013 and the results continue to be fascinating.
Below are links to tools I use to conduct my ancestry research: