Over 3,000 Years of Humans Exaggerating Their Lineage on Family Trees | Atlas Obscura

Quite an interesting read!

Amidst the uncertainty of the world around us the family tree provides an illusion of structure. It allows us to see ourselves as part of a continuous line , of something bigger than our own lives. In short, the family tree gives us roots.

Charting genetic lines through branches gets aspirational pretty fast.

Source: Over 3,000 Years of Humans Exaggerating Their Lineage on Family Trees | Atlas Obscura

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