Keeping a family strongly linked from one generation to the next gives all members a sense of history, belonging and connection to one’s roots. Some families are particularly good at doing this. Brought together by shared history, values and goals, they practice inclusion, transparency and sharing as some of the ways to stay rooted, connected and strong.

‘Keeping the Family Tree Alive’ is an article from the New York Times that looks at such families, describing traditions and practices that can be of use and inspiration to us all.