If you have ever read Jane Austen’s novel, Emma, or seen the movie, you may have been struck by the odd way the character Harriet was treated. Because her lineage was not known, it was cast in doubt. Emma, the main character, chose to believe that Harriet could be a gentleman’s daughter as well as anything, and so she set out to form a match for Harriet that would better her situation. Others viewed Harriet with doubt. Who was her family? Because her lineage could not be traced, and perhaps more importantly, she had no dowry, she had little hope of rising in society.
Genealogy in modern times
Genealogy nowadays is more of a hobby, not an indicator of one’s place in life or social structure. For that reason, few people realize the positive emotional impact that comes with learning more about their family history. Though most (at least in the U.S.) are no longer defined or restricted by family, discovering one’s history can lead to a deeper, more enriched sense of self. Some people like to set up websites detailing their family tree so that they can share it with all of their relatives, if you’d like to do that see offer here for discounted web hosting.
New technologies have made it so much easier to research your family history. With sites like Ancestry.com, you can find out not only your family tree, but your genetic lineage as well. Here’s a coupon site that’s offering discount codes on Ancestry.com:
Regardless of your reason, starting your family tree is easy and gratifying, thanks to the popularity of the hobby and research available online and elsewhere.…