Family History Benefits Adolescents

Family History Benefits Adolescents

My thoughts on the article on “New BYU study shows one way adolescents can develop healthy identity and why it matters”. Study provides some empirical evidence that supports what Church leaders have long taught about participation in family history. By Rachel Sterzer Gibson 12 March 2023, 10:15 AM EDT

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A new study conducted by Brigham Young University has found that having knowledge of one’s family history can help adolescents develop a healthy sense of identity. The researchers surveyed almost 250 18- to 20-year-old students at seven universities in the US and found that individuals who had healthy identity development also had high levels of family history knowledge. The more youth knew about their parents and grandparents, the better. Specifically, the study found that family history knowledge is linked to healthy adolescent identity development. Adolescents who develop a healthy sense of identity are less likely to struggle later in life with family and individuality conflicts, says the lead researcher, Brian Hill.

Bonus Step #23

The blog post provides a comprehensive overview of DNA testing, including its history, the different types of DNA tests available, and the process of DNA testing. It also discusses the potential benefits of DNA testing, such as providing information on health risks, ancestry composition, and personalized medical treatment. However, the post also highlights the potential drawbacks and limitations of DNA testing, such as false positives and negatives, ethical concerns, and breaches of privacy. The post emphasizes the importance of informed consent, privacy protection, and ethical considerations when undergoing DNA testing, and the need for continued research and development to improve the accuracy and reliability of DNA testing. Overall, the post aims to help individuals understand the potential benefits and risks of DNA testing and make informed decisions about whether to undergo testing.

Step 22 – Share & Publish Your Family Tree

Ah, the last step! Remember the process does repeats itself and is never-ending.

After investing hours, days, weeks, or even months and years in researching your family tree, the last step is to share and publish your family tree. Sharing your tree is another way to lead to finding other ancestors and distant cousins. It is also an excellent way to preserve your research for future generations.