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Perhaps it is only in subsequent generations that trauma can be witnessed and worked through by those who were not there to live it but who received its effects, belatedly, through the narrative, actions and symptoms of the previous generation. ~Marianne Hirsch

The Secret Life of an Ancestor ancestry family patterns genealogy secrets wwii Jul 16, 2021

I read a lot of historical fiction set in Europe World War II. Recently I finished the book, The Paris Apartment, by Kelly Bowen.

In this book, the main character discovers her grandmother...

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Military Research Courses & Webinars ancestry genealogy military research military writing online courses wwii Jul 08, 2021

 A lot of people say they can't do military research because the records burned. But this is not really true. There are so many resources available to help people tell a story.

If you are...

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Military Research Help ancestry genealogy writing idpf military research military writing nprc wwii Jul 06, 2021

Have you heard, All the records burned, in relation to researching WWI, WWII, Korea, or Vietnam military records? They did not all burn and there are many resources that exist to help you...

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Questions to Explore Your Family Patterns ancestral lineage healing ancestry dna family history family patterns genealogy journal prompts writing prompts wwii Jun 04, 2021

Yesterday I wrote an article called Trauma of Being the ‘Bad Guy’ in War. I invited readers to start looking at the stories, beliefs, and patterns in your ancestral lineage. Today I...

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Trauma of Being ‘The Bad Guy’ in War ancestral lineage healing ancestry family history genealogy veterans wwii Jun 01, 2021

For several years I’ve been studying inherited trauma, also known as multi-generational trauma or epigenetics. I began studying this in part to heal myself of the negative behaviors, beliefs,...

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Mental Health of WWII Veterans & Families ancestral lineage healing ancestry family history genealogy inherited trauma intuitive healer mental health ptsd veterans veterans administration wwii May 26, 2021

When our veterans returned from World War II, many had invisible wounds. Mental health issues, which ranged from mild to severe. The propaganda and programming of society (in the U.S. and abroad)...

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