Sankofa – The Family Tree
April 25, 2012
I love everything Family!! I am sure you have guessed this with the many posts I have written which include something about family. I have worked quite a bit on my own family history ……an amazing journey that I feel is a gift for my children. I want them to know they are here because of the prayers, beliefs and hard work of those who preceded them in the family. My daughter can proudly name 5 generations of grandmothers!! I am very fortunate because my maternal grandmother kept and shared a lot of family history which we have today. I even have the daily diary of my Great Great Aunt circa 1900…..a true treasure and window into what life was like during those days….very hard!!
Sankofa reminds us to Return & Get what was left behind
I encourage everyone to do some family research and/or documentation. It is not only for yourself but also for the children of your family. If you are wondering “where do I begin” ? I suggest right where you are. Begin with your immediate family, your parents and grandparents. Fill out the family tree with all that you know – it will be more than you realize!! Then begin the Sankofa journey……. ask for the information that is missing from other family members….siblings of your parents and grandparents, their children and spouses. This can be done at family gatherings ( even if it is not an “official” family reunion) …..bring the tree with you and connect with others and their families.
Click on the image below for your own family tree to fill out!!