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Affichage des articles du janvier, 2020

THE ANDRES FAMILY

Who were our ancestors? Where did they come from?
Who did not wonder about these questions, especially as you become aware of your own mortality?
W hen I started the Andres family tree, I had a vision of what a family tree is supposed to look like: some kind of a fancy graphical representation of a tree with little boxes dangling from limbs and branches, reading "grand-mother", "great-grand-father" and so on.
Well, it did not turn out that way. The family tree has become something with a life on its own, and in some ways, has taken over my own. Through the research, I have learned so many things, about family, countries, war, language, met so many people, related or not, renewed old friendships and developed new ones. For this, I am grateful to all who have shared their information, their knowledge, and to those who have showed such appreciation for what I have been able to share in turn.
While the family tree is, almost by definition, full of dead people, one can only…