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Time for a family tree

Meliza Amity: From low to hi-tech in the search for ancestors

Photo by: Patricia Carmel
Few would dispute that the Internet has had a major impact in allowing ordinary people to locate long-lost friends and family members.

The availability of so much information on individuals has greatly facilitated – if not generated – enthusiasm for digging into the past and researching one’s roots. Though this was once the realm of genealogy specialists, the Internet has provided anyone who has the time, curiosity and perseverance to investigate their antecedents, document their contemporaries and build their family tree.

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