What do you know about your family? Do you know your roots? An ongoing BBC TV programme, “Who Do You Think You Are?”, traces the ancestry of various celebrities. And here is an account by a British Council Rome student, Manuela:
I know quite a lot of my roots, in particular, I know best the history of my father’s side of family. My father’s side all came from a city near Rome but when my father was six they moved to Rome, which is how my immediate family ended up here. My grandfather from my father’s side was the member of my family to whom I felt closer before he died. I grew up next door to him and he often told me a lot of stories about his past. He taught me a lot of things when I was child.
So use the Comments section below to tell us about your families and their origins. Never worry about making mistakes – just write and publish. I will then help with corrections.