A Branch on the Family Tree

Now that you’re pregnant, have you been thinking about family heritage? Your little one will add another branch on the family tree. It can be very interesting to see how you became you based on where your grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents came from.

Nowadays, you can obtain your family history from websites like Ancestry.com. You provide information including your mother and father’s names, their mother and father’s name, and places of birth. Some of us may only have bits of that information, but there is a good chance that you can still locate your family history based on that bit.

If Ancestry.com thinks it found some information for you, it will provide a hint for you to review. Over time, you can accumulate knowledge of your heritage. You can contribute information to assist family members you’re connected to and haven’t met yet.

Besides my parents’ information, the only other tidbits of information about my family history were my grandparent’s names and birth years, and from that small morsel of information, I received two hints!

Learning your heritage can be inspirational and surprising. You could share the stories about your heritage as your baby grows. What a beautiful gift to give to your tiny new sprout.