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"Race, Literature, and Environmental Justice" AFAS 346

Use the Genealogical Resource to Explore Family History

Why people do genealogical research?

Popular answers

  • They want to learn about their ancestors: who they were, what were they like, and what experiences they lived through

  • They want to pass down the information to current family members to allow them to become familiar with the individuals over the centuries, whose lives helped make them who they are today.

  • They want to honor their ancestors by bringing them back into the present and “re-introducing them to the many descendants they produced” []