Ancestry and Culture

June 15, 2016

My son Josh has done a lot of work on our family tree. He's found out all kinds of interesting people. Kings, queens, saints, women hung for witchcraft, Ray Bradbury and more.

This interests me, especially as I become more and more convinced that the tree in the Spirit Dream is our family tree. Though I am still unsure just what it means.

I got my Ancestry DNA done recently, as well. A lot of stuff washes out (like French and Irish). Other stuff pops up—like Scottish, Native American and Welsh, which was told was there but didn't know about for sure.

I'm happy about this because I have an interest in Native and Celtic culture. I understand, of course, that culture is something handed down and I know that the genetic part doesn't really matter, but I like the idea that there is a connection.

I also find it interesting that some of the historical figures that have interested me the most over the years, have popped in my family tree (and the family trees of millions of other people, I'm sure).

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