Today’s fast-paced, technology-driven lifestyle definitely has its perks. Easy access to information, purchasing things with a single click, and being connected to people all the time. Yet somehow more and more people are feeling disconnected.
That’s the double-edged sword of our wired lifestyles. We may be “connecting” online, but we do it in our own little isolated bubbles. We float around, sometimes aimless and feeling like we don’t have anything to “root” us down any more. We worry that our children may one day end up feeling the same way.
These feelings of disconnect aren’t new. 50 years ago, someone living alone in a big city may have felt exactly the same way. The solution hasn’t changed either. Though it has evolved.
Whether you’re close to your family or not, there’s something comforting about knowing where you come from. Knowing that your great-grandmother was an opera singer can explain why you’ve often been complimented on your own singing voice. Knowing your grandfather’s uncle was a famous furniture builder gives you insight as to why you’re particularly good at fixing things around the house.
Looking at a photo of a relative who has been gone - perhaps for a hundred years - and still seeing a familiar smile or a dimple can truly give you a sense of belonging in this world.
Not everybody has access to this information. Things and people are often lost to time. Finding your story may seem completely out of your reach.
Yet it's not. This is where modern technology can come in and bridge the gap. Fill in the blanks. Help you find - and preserve - your roots.
Billions of historical documents from countless archives have now been stored online. Those documents can provide you with insight about your own family history in a way that was never before possible.
But how do you know where to start? The task may seem overwhelming.
Ancestry.com is a powerful online tool that gives you access to all of these records in one easily seachable place. It can easily guide you through everything you need to find out all that you can about your family history. You can find anything from old newspaper clippings about your great aunt, to your grandfather’s military records. You also have access to expert genealogists that can help you with any roadblocks you may face along the way.
Ancestry’s searches are always informative and sometimes even surprising. You never know - maybe you’ll even find out you’re secretly related to someone famous!
But Ancestry isn’t just about searching - it’s also about preserving. Their family tree tools allow you to record and maintain your family history - past and present - and share it with others. They give you the chance to truly preserve your family’s story for you, your relatives, your children, and for generations to come.
Both finding and preserving your story has never been this easy. Ancestry.com even offers a 14 day free trial so you can try them out and see for yourself.
So why not give it a try? Isn’t it time you discover what your story is?
This article is sponsored by Ancestry.com