Many years ago, when I first started this blog, I was focused primarily on my genealogy. In fact, I’m not sure I had started writing Novels yet.
I still work on my family tree, although not as much as before. Its come quite a way from when I started.
Back then, I only had a few ancestral lines figured out. Today, I have most of them if not completed, then back pretty far, about 1700s or so.
Recently, I found this high school picture of my grandmother. Her name was Arlene Lorraine Urquhart. I never knew her, but I was told she saw me when I was a baby in 1957. She died the next year.
As an adopted child, finding my biological ancestors has been a joy, a closure of sorts, and a revelation.
When I saw this quote on Pinterest, I knew I had to share it. I feel the connection to my ancestors. It is a deep, soul stirring feeling, not to be confused with the love I feel for the family, immediate and extended, that raised me.
What I feel now, knowing where I came from, is a sense of placement, of being rooted. I see where I fit in the course of history.
I don’t know how often I will post about my genealogy, but I wanted to share my current thoughts on the subject.
What do you think about adopted children finding their biological roots? For me, it opened up a whole new world.
Thanks for reading.
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