The Roots of Immortality
By Beverly R. Conolly
Why should any man take the Family Tree YDNA test or the Family Finder? Because it’s one of the most important things he can do for his children, grandchildren or those who come after him. It is his little touch of immortality.
Young people need something stable to hang on to, a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future, and most of all they need what parents or grandparents can give them- and that is their “roots”. An old Chinese proverb says: “To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source or a tree without a root.” Which sounds trivial, but true. The history of our ancestors is remembered not with rose petals pressed between pages of a book, but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children’s children. It is into us that the lives of ancestors have gone and it is in us that their history becomes our future.
The YDNA test leaves something behind for the young people that is something stable. It is their “roots” and their “source”- and only you can give that.
For the females there is the mtDNA test and the Family Finder, which will now show descent down to even the mother and father. For either one of these tests the father, grandfather, uncles, cousins- all ancestors and descendants will carry the same YDNA that can be matched now with the female mtdna.
These tests are something that will last forever for your descendants. As I said, your little touch of immortality.
Again, just my opinion.