Why Do Family History?
  • Aug 29, 2022 12:00 pm
  • 53:25 mins
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Learning about our ancestors may not seem all that interesting – or important. So why do family history? It turns out that there is a compelling case for learning about our past. Research suggests that learning about our ancestors’ stories, culture, traditions, and lives can help us understand our own identity, connect with others, and inspire us to be better people. But what happens if our past is filled with dark stories that we would rather not be associated with? Is doing family history still worth it? In this podcast episode, we explore how family history can open new doors, build resiliency within families, and the value in digging a little deeper to understand your past. Podcast Guests: Christopher Jones, BYU History Professor Libby Copeland, author of “The Lost Family: How DNA Testing Is Upending Who We Are” Edward Di Gangi, author of “The Gift Best Given: A Memoir” Gaynell Brady, owner of Our Mammy’s