If you've ever watched Who Do You Think You Are, then you will have seen how all of the celebrities featured become very attached to the ancestor they are studying, many brought to tears. I know the feeling. It doesn't matter that your lace maker, mine worker, sailor, noble or king also belongs to others, a tiny bit of him or her belongs to you, so cherish it.
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My family illustrations are by my daughter Alice.