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Make Your Family Tree

Stef McDonald


Our first lessons in life come from our parents, whose first lessons came from theirs. No doubt about it: Our families help shape us. But how much do you know about your family's history? Go back a generation. Then another. While you're at it, talk to extended family members to find out more about their stories.

Discovering more about your past can prove to be enlightening—and you might just learn lessons from your family's history. (Sometimes there are mysteries, too.) Explore your roots and record your findings. Do it using a paper and ink or make it an artistic endeavor with paints or photos. Or use one of the online tools available for you to make your family tree. You won't know what you find until you look back.



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  • sheriberry

    I traced my roots back to the 1700s- about eight generations!! Very interesting and addicting- a wonderful hobby!