The Importance of Knowing Your Family History
The value of knowing your family history starts at a young age. Decades of research from Emory University proves that children who know more about their family have higher self-esteem, are more resilient and have better scholastic performance. Understanding your family’s past, including the triumphs and struggles they experienced, provides crucial context about who you are and where you came from.
However, in a recent Ancestry study, 1 in 3 Americans were unable to name all four of their grandparents, and 1 out of 5 were unable to name just one of their great-grandparents.