Gaining Historical Perspective

In This Chapter

V Gather more than the bare facts

V Analyze and interpret the documents

V Interview the oldest relatives

V The Life Story: a practical example

You've been gathering the bare facts about your ancestors: their names, their dates, their locations. So far, so good. But, at this point, they are just shadowy figures. Who were these people whose genes you share? You can connect with them and make them come alive, if only on the pages of your family history. How can you know what life was like for them? Make the records talk to you. Add historical background and visualization so your ancestors become more real.

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