I don't need to identify with dead ancestors that I've never met in order to make myself complete as a person.
Well if thats the only impression you get from it, then you keep that with you..
I for one still have my daughter alive, thanks to medicine and its historical findings
and genetics, without the continuing research of the past, present and future, she
will be able to live a normal life, as alot of children who are struck with diseases that
disable them because of their genetic past.. and if someone didnt collect this knowledge
alot more children would be born and die without anyone having a clue as to how to
treat it or how to dx the problems within a family.
cancer, spina bifida, muscular dys, etc,, the list goes on of the many many genetic
diseases that can happen.
people living through the past, taking credit for things they had nothing at all to do with. The idea that someone should be even remotely judged based on the actions that their ancestors took part in is crazy, but you get a lot of it. That pride in the achievements of others crosses over and becomes personal pride. Strange thing.
I havent seen this at all, but even if they did, why would that bother you so much?
whats the big deal if your main objective is just to meet people and go by that or are
you more judgemental of those who do feel good about their ancestors accomplishments?
I mean, people are noticed for the things they do, and maybe personally they dont really
want to be remembered by these things, but hey, george washington was our first pres
and he was remembered for that, abe lincoln, but this is all historical too so its there
whether you or anyone else likes it, and if someone can claim they are decendents of these
very influential men, well no sweat off my back. Im not going to cut them down because
they have famous ancestors. to me thats petty, and jealousy, and again, I know alot of
researchers, they dont do this for sense of belonging, they already have familys and have
established alot.. its more of a curiosity and interest and hobbys.
for me it was finding reasons why for my daughters sake , because there was no information
avail for the specialists and doctors when they were asking me a gazillion questions that I
had no answers to.
it just went from there to finding more.