Sunday, March 15, 2009

Weekend Snapshot.--Where do the roots of your Family Tree take you?

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We went to a program at my sisters church on our family heritage
i konw for some this sounds dry -but I thoroughly enjoyed myself
this flag shows a family tree w/ two little apples in (totally appropriate)Kerchief material representing the couple here in TX away from the rest of the family.


there was a family Parade to start to include the children understanding where some of there relatives came from





there was some live music then a short Program this man did a dramatic/comedic presentation on his great grandfather who married his bride very young and traveled to America from Mexico

This is the geneolgy he has unearthed so far

This energetic cutiehad a ancestor that used to

perform during intermissions of silent movies so
she did a Charleston for us to remember her

My sister has done so much Family History that we have learned we are way more German than we thought

her husbands heritage is Puerto Rican

She did an awesome dramatic performance that took us back to the time just before, during, and after our Grandfathers Grandmother came by ship from Europe to America- She had the accent down so well-I think she belongs to the part of our family that got the acting gene. I was moved to tears as she asked in character if anyone would remember her as she came from the familiar into this unknown country of hope- AMERICA!

the evening conclude w/ the events coordinator also doing a moving presentation of her ancestor who had to bury over half her children in her lifetime







12 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

What a great story. Genealogy definitely links the past to the present and helps us realize our place here.

Carver said...

That looks like a fun and interesting event. Great shots.

FickleMinded said...

I do think that finding our roots to find where we came from or who we really are is a very interesting thing to do and not lame at all.Great photos that comes with a great story. :)

SASSY MOM said...

That's an interesting story and great photos too.

luna miranda said...

what an interesting post! i've been digging my family history for a few years now, and it's always fun and exciting. sure there are some heart-breaking story along the way, but it always teaches us the why and how our family came to be.

Ebie said...

This is a very interesting presentation. I also like to trace my roots. Very nice and informative photos.

Jenn said...

Interesting indeed. We are also in the midst of doing our genealogy and it is not easy but very enlightening. It also brings the family closer, I think. It's always nice to know about your roots, good or bad.

EastCoastLife said...

That's a fun event. I would like to know my family tree too.

Sue said...

I luv geneology!! My sis has (white)daughters who have only wanted to date black men. When they did their geneology they discovered way back when they actually have black relatives. They weren't just attracted but atually had it in their DNA. All 3 of her daughters have married black men. Wonderful people. Interesting huh?

Indrani said...

Very interesting!
Fun filled weekend, the shots are GREAT!

lupusurvivor said...

what a nice event. thanks for visiting my WS!

blipbit said...

nice shot!

thanks for visiting my WS.