Kin & Roots
In this chapter I will try to trace the developmental lines of my family backwards and
forwards in time - point of departure being my Great Grandparents. We all have four pairs
of Great Grandparents - eight individuals in all - with whom we share
12.5 % of our genetic
material. I have also tried to reconstruct my parents story before my entrance into the world.
I will primarily put stress on ancestral research, but I really find the mapping of
descendants almost equally exciting. Exploring family-development from this point of view
really puts one's own life in a different perspective.
As an epilogue I will try to attach photographs of the latest arrivals in each of my four