We all grow up with weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. (Shirley Abbott)
Aren’t we all related in some manner or fashion?
Consanguinity is all about your kinship, your blood relation. Consanguinity has been used throughout history to appropriately identify the proper succession of heirs to power. A consanguinity table illustrates the degrees in levels of your ancestry. Consanguinity today may come up in a couples ability marry, ensuring that the union is not too closely related. Consanguinity is an important factor in many areas of law, including inheritance disputes and adoption practices.
Whether you look through the looking glass into your ancestry or gaze into your child’s eyes, this week is all about family.
Families are like Fudge — mostly sweet with a few nuts. (author unknown)