Genealogy: The Roots of the World


The wedding of 1942: Newlyweds Mary and Joseph Galaburri. Photo courtesy: Steph Galaburri, March 17, 2021

Stephanie Galaburri, Staff Writer

     Ancestry can reveal a lot about the word. Family history shows the life events, good and bad, of the people that came before this generation. reminds us that, “Family history research can help you learn about your roots, your cultural connections, and ethnic identity.” Culture is important to many people. It reveals where people get their values and beliefs from. 

     History shows people trying to erase the roots of many cultures and customs. It is important to learn about your own ancestry to understand the challenges they may have faced and how the current generations got to where they are today. says, “Knowing your family history can help you find common ground with people who aren’t part of your family tree.” Understanding situations that don’t apply to you can be difficult. Being able to relate to somebody else through heritage, culture, or even past generations experiences can be very helpful in understanding the lives of other people. 

Annual Christmas party: The modern day Galaburri family. Photo courtesy: Steph Galaburri, March 16, 2021
Carman Cotto: Portrait photo around 1962. Photo courtesy: Steph Galaburri, March 16, 2021
First Holy Communion: Siblings Mary and Tony Pirog in 1931. Photo courtesy: Steph Galaburri, March 18, 2021