Printed edition of an article which first appeared in Genealogy’s Special Issue Focus on’ Family Historians: How Ancestor Research Affects Self-Understanding and Well-Being’. The article is freely available here (Genealogy 2022, 6(1), 4; Understand your ancestors understand your living family. Increase your understanding of your ancestors and your family and improve the mental health of living and future generations by considering the psychological history of your forebears. The author explores three generations of a Parker family branch from Huntingdon/Norfolk, England, to help you unlock your family’s unique psychological inheritance that can appear as a result of trauma, depression, or addiction. Read more here