Did we descend from the great apes that came out of Africa?
Well that could have been more than 1.6 million years ago according to modern anthropology. Perhaps you weren’t thinking that far back…how about grandpa who came to Singapore from China? Or perhaps the millions of European immigrants that went through the registries of Ellis island?
A couple of months back, we wrote about our journey to liberty and Ellis island in our post featuring summer travel in the US. One thing that we witnessed while visiting Ellis island was the long queue of folks seeking to use the island’s database. They were all searching for scanned records of their ancestral loved ones (sounds old but really barely 100 years ago) who made that daring move crossing continents.
But if you interprete this article as we did, this trend seem to accelerate as you age.
People do not want to lose connections and seek rootedness. And ancestry can be a big draw as it pro-offers comfort in knowing and belonging. But it also true that your journey of search may not provide you all the answers you look for.
Will you start looking up your family tree or create one?