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									Learn the Importance of Genealogy through a Book and Other Research

You had never seen your ancestors, but because of them you are here.
Their lives may be greatly different but they may also show some
similarity as yours. You may be wondering why there is a need to study
the persons who are already buried and forgotten. However, learning its
importance can make you realize that genealogy is fun and a challenging
experience as what some books have revealed.

Studying the genealogy of your family does not only mean giving honor to
your ancestor's importance but it's simply fascinating. You could learn
many things including the reasons why your parents both grew from one
place or another.

Take for instance; in the past, Hessian soldiers have fought the American
invaders in the name of Great Britain. If you have traced that one of the
Hessian soldiers is your ancestor, then probably you can find a few
relatives in Pennsylvania. This place had a big population of German-
Americans; most of them were once Hessian soldiers. Later on, they
deserted Great Britain and fought for the United States of America. You
can also search in Ohio because some their descendants had also moved

Sometimes you will wonder why a particular first name or given name
almost dominates the family tree, even the original surname before its
American alterations. The immigration officials find it very difficult to
pronounce many names. So, they have changed the surnames on the documents
during processing of immigrants. You can find the true surname basing
from the occupations of the ancestors. Most of the surnames were derived
from the type of livelihood of the person such as Baker, Tanner, and

Some medical conditions are believed to be genetically passed from one
person to another. Learning the genealogy of your family can help you
excavate your medical histories. Illnesses associated with the heart,
cancer, auto-immune disorders and more are known. Most often medical
conditions are known through stories. In case you don't obtain any
information, search death notices that oftentimes stated the causes of
death. In this way, you would be able to take good care of your health.
If you have known that cancer runs in the family in the past, then you
can be more aware of your smoking and eating habits. This knowledge can
encourage you to undergo genetic testing.

If you would ask where to begin with, the best way to start is to read
books and other research materials from genealogy associations or
genealogy libraries in your community. You can also join genealogy groups
or associations because they have their own library for doing the
research. Some even conduct genealogy jamboree. Others include purchasing
the recent publication or books on genealogy and software as well.
Another source is the internet. Genealogy enthusiasts find information by
accessing the research materials and joining genealogy forums to connect
with relatives in far places.
Whatever resources you used from books to other written materials to
internet, still the main objective are similar, that is learning your
family history and accepting a very challenging task.

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