genealogical tree is a diagram that describes the ancestry of a family in an organized way, covering all possible generations. Throughout history, family trees have been represented as diagrams with lines and, as is, as drawings of trees , with branches that indicate the generation (or hierarchy, in royal families), of each individual.The family tree is a very powerful tool for each of us to know our past and understand the present that we face. It is useful to discover impressive facts about the oldest relatives, and to motivate us to inquire much more about their role in history.A well-crafted family tree leads each generation to all siblings, cousins, uncles, grandparents, great-uncles, great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents. The diagram with this degree of detail fulfills its informative function and is, in its nature, a challenge and an activity that strengthens family ties.

The genealogical tree serves to:

  • Learn more about your own ancestors
  • Know what diseases we can be prone to
  • Forming new family ties
  • Arouse curiosity about the past

It is used to learn more about one’s ancestors

To construct the diagram of the genealogical tree, it is necessary first of all a work of investigation . The closest relatives are used, especially grandparents, and as much information as possible is collected about their siblings (our great-uncles), great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents.

It helps to know what diseases we are prone to

Through the research carried out for a family tree, we can know the causes of death of relatives who are no longer with us, and based on terminal illnesses , determine if one of them has appeared frequently.

By observing, we can know if we will be part of the trend of diseases such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Cancer
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Depressive disorder
  • Alzheimer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Among other

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Forming new family ties

The family is much larger than we imagine. When we make a family tree, we discover “unexplored branches”, worth the expression. Once we identify our distant relatives, it’s always great to start getting to know them better . After all, we already have something in common with them: we are family and we are united by an ancient blood bond.

Generally, people plan large gatherings or trips to promote meeting or reuniting with those people who are a distant part of the family tree. These are activities that enrich life and make us feel safer in the world .

Arouse curiosity about the past

Once we inquire about our great-grandparents and know a reference about great-great-grandparents, curiosity becomes unstoppable. The genealogical tree serves to organize all that information that we are acquiring . We managed to create a whole monograph on each of the ancestors, so that they will make us want to participate in the history of the family.

If we have enough free time, the family tree serves to locate our former relatives in time . Historical events are going to take on a different meaning for us, and make the question interesting: “What would have happened if …?”, Which we ask ourselves before an avalanche of possibilities, which would favor (or not) our stay in the now.

 

 

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