4 Persuasive Benefits of Knowing Your Family History

Gain a stronger sense of identity (and a boost of self-esteem!)

Are you familiar with the benefits of knowing your family history? There is nothing quite like researching your family tree and your origins to increase your sense of identity.

When you know where you came from, what your family traditions are, and more about the cultures of your ancestors, you learn more about who you are. One benefit is learning how unique and wonderful you are! Keep reading to learn more.

Vintage photo of a family. Benefits of knowing your family history.

Benefits of Knowing Your Family History

Connect With Those Who Came Before You

We all yearn for a sense of connection, particularly to the others around us in our families and communities, and even to the people who came before us. You connect to your ancestors when you learn about them.

That same sense of connection you gain from learning about your ancestors helps you make better connections with the people in your life. When you make better connections with others, your life automatically improves.

Medical Information is one of the benefits of knowing your family history.

Make Better Medical and Health Decisions

We’ve all been to the doctor and filled out those health history questionnaires. What happens if you aren’t familiar with your family medical history? Are you at risk by not knowing more about your family history?

Turn to your ancestors for clues about what health conditions may or may not run in your family so you can be prepared. The science of genetic genealogy allows you to use a genealogical DNA test to learn about your genetic heritage and what the medical implications might be.

Then you can make better and more informed medical and health decisions.  There’s power in knowledge.

Gain strength to deal with your life challenges 

Life isn’t just tough in the here and now—your ancestors faced difficult times as well. Though their challenges may have been very different from yours, learning their stories helps you gain the inspiration you need to cope better with your own challenges.

What type of hardships did you ancestors face? While they lived a long time ago, you might just be surprised at the similarities you have with them.

Build resilience in your children

Build Resilience In Your Children

Once you know your family history, share those stories with your children. Let your ancestors be inspiring heroes for them! Just like knowing how your ancestors faced challenges helps you, it also helps your children by building their resilience as they grow.

Even if you feel that some of their stories don’t paint your ancestors in the best light, there are still good reasons for sharing those stories with your children.

What’s stopping you? Let Origins, a professional genealogy companyhelp you discover more of the benefits of knowing your family history. Whether you need to locate a biological parent or a lost sibling, research your family tree, or interpret an Ancestry.com close DNA match, we can help!

If you’re into Irish genealogy, we just wrote an article on how to discover your Irish ancestors

Liaison For Adoptee and Birth Family

As an adoptee, it is not always easy to reach out to your birth parent. It can be quite a shock for those receiving the call. After Origins has identified who the birth parents/family are, we can make the initial contact for you. As a neutral party, we can smooth the way for the first contact by crafting introduction letters, gathering photos to send, providing the research, and answering questions to assure the information is accurate. This provides a comfortable and safe environment for all parties that generally leads to a much smoother transition to getting to know each other.

Origins Travel Tour

There’s no place like home. Now that you know your heritage, why not go home for a visit. Origins offers both personalized ancestral tours for those who want a more custom trip and heritage tours for those who enjoy a planned itinerary.