ESSAY 13 – Family History Research (Positive or Negative)

“In some parts of the world, it is becoming popular to research the history of one’s own family.” Why might people want to do this? Is it a positive or negative development?

In certain areas of the world, people are quite enthusiastic to learn more about their ancestry. In my opinion, having a thorough understanding of one’s lineage has several motives as it is beneficial in various aspects and can be considered as a progressive step.

To begin with, one of the major reasons why people take initiative is to have their pedigree analysis to stave off the heredity diseases. To explain, since neither effective treatment nor medicines are yet discovered for several congenital disorders and abnormalities, the best remedy is to avoid the particular gene transmission. For example, studying the genealogy of ancestors enabled the royal family of England to avoid the inheritance of haemophilia disease which prior caused the deaths of their family members. Therefore, studying family ancestry can be immensely useful from a medical perspective.

Additionally, one’s curiosity regarding family legacy is also a purpose for investigating heritage. To elaborate, the awareness regarding prosperity, virtues, and skills followed by the predecessors will encourage the individuals to continue as well as utilise them in their lives. Besides, it also helps to scrutinize the hidden secrets written in the historical documents. For instance, it is merely because of Egyptians’ efforts to discover more about their dynasty led to the revealing of confidential information kept in their masonry structures called pyramids. Hence, discovering the ancestral data can help people to be pride and withhold the values of their progenitors.

To sum up, the trend of researching family histories is a constructive advancement as it makes person well conscious about their ancestor’s medical history and cultural background.

1. Lexical Resources

  • Ancestry, Heritage, Lineage, Pedigree, Family history, Legacy
  • Ancestors, Predecessors, Progenitors
  • Enthusiastic, Curious, Excite
  • Scrutinize, Analyse, Study
  • Constructive, Progressive, Positive development
  • Awareness, Conscious

2. Coherence & Cohesion

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3. Grammatical Range

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