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What is the importance of ancestry?

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What is the importance of ancestry?

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I have been working on my FT now for some 3, almost 4 years, and thru this site and lots of other help have been quite successful. I enjoy it. It's a mission to see how far back I can get. A challange. A puzzle. An intrigue.

But why? What for? Tonight, out of the blue, and i admit, after hitting yet another brick wall, and plunging into a deep dark depression, I ask my self what exactly is the importance of finding out about my ancestry? No one else in the family seems to be driven to distraction by it, or even particularly care. So why am I so bent on "digging up the dead?", as one relation called it. Let bygones be bygones?

Has anyone else out there suddenly had doubts about the immense amount of time, effort and money we all pour into our projects?

What are all you guys "doing it" for? Does anyone actually believe in being able to "find out more about oneself" if one suddenly unearths where their G.G.G.G. Grandfather comes from? It's almost ridiculous.

I'd love to hear some views on this.

Regards, Unsettled and in need of a G.T.!
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