This "Normal" You Speak of, Sounds Like No Fun at All

People sure are funny. It is not enough for some to have inherited a good name and a unique family history. People want to be special, they want others to know that they are not your average Joe, Josef, Josip, or Jose. No one wants to be "normal" except when it comes to medical test results.8 of 10 times someone will tell me if they are Native American, that they are related to an "Indian Princess"; I specialize in Japanese ancestry research, so I was surprised to learn that just as many people will say to me that they are related to a Samurai warrior.Just as people will quickly point out that they had ancestors that were on the Mayflower or are descended from royalty. Satchel Paige once said, "Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common."Genealogy use to be something the wealthy and powerful pursued. Their supposed "good breeding" was the reason for their superiority and success. The thing is, if we take credit for the good our ancestors did, Continue reading