Do you know who you are? Looking into your ancestry can help you know who you are or know more about who you are. We all come from a different back ground and it is nice to know what that background is. If you know more about your background you will know more about yourself and you may get some unexpected surprises as well. For instance you may learn something about yourself that you never knew but suspected it to be. You may have always wondered why you liked or did something the way you do and looking into your ancestry can answer those types of question that you may have.
America was born by people who had a dream and it took shape in the countries they left behind to come here to America. The American dream came from many counties and from many people. The American dream took shape in the hearts and minds of people from distant land and they came here to make there dreams come true. They had to very brave people to come to this strange land that they had never been to and didn’t know very much about to try and make there dreams come true.
Here’s a way to start digging into your family tree to see what you can find out about yourself. First write down all the family names and dates you can think of Dates are like the birthdates of the people you know, marriages and death dates that you may known are all important.
After you have written down all the important family dates you can think of you can go to www.ancestry.com and click on “Family Trees”. “Family Trees” is a link at the top of the home page of Ancestry.com. After you click on “Family Trees” then you can click on Start Your Tree” and follow the next 5 steps on that “Start Your Tree.”
You will then be entering information on your family tree. Ancestry.com automatically searches billions of records for the information that matches the information you have written in about yourself and the family you already know about. Like your ancestors names and the dates you put into the records. At some points you may see a shaking leaf next to someone’s name and that is a symbol that you can click on and it will take you to see hints that may lead you to valuable information about your ancestors.
Today there are more then 100 million American’s who are directly descended from imigrants that came to this country by the route of Ellis Island and now you can go and check to see if your ancestors are on the list of immigrants that came over from Elis Island. On Ancestry.com you can see if your ancesters are on the list of immigrants to come to America from Eillis Island. It is the first time that there has been a list of the Ellis Island immigrants that you can look at for free.
Finding out all you can about yourself will help you understand yourself and the people you are related too better. It can make you to understand why some things are the way they are and why you are the way you are. It is your history and what is more important then knowing about yourself.