For thousands of years people have been studying their genealogy. In the old days, ancestors were an extremely important aspect of a person’s identity. They determined where you lived and often what you did and were always a reminder of where you’re from. Today, people don’t put as much emphasis on ancestors and family trees. The world doesn’t seem quite as big now that we can easily travel around it and many people have ancestors from all around the world but have lost access to the records that prove it. The internet can help you reconnect, though. There are tons of websites dedicated to genealogy and ancestry that already have all the tools you need. Sometimes knowing where you came from can be just as important as knowing where you’re going. Spend a little extra time on March 12th each year reminding yourself of all those people who came before you.