A Unique Approach To Family Ancestry
Finding a young person interested in exploring their family’s ancestry is often a rare treat in today’s selfie culture. Rachel Rifkin is one of those rare gems.
At 27-years-old, Rachel’s grandfather had served as a medic in the Korean War. One day, while helping clean out her grandparent’s house, Rachel stumbled upon those letters. Reading her grandfather’s thoughts connected Rachel to him in a deeply profound way. The experience inspired her to use her God-given talent of writing to start her blog, Family Resemblance.
As Rachel continued to dig into her family ancestry, she came across a photo of her maternal great-grandmother, Fannie, from what she estimates to be some time between 1915 and 1920.
“In it, she's young and beautiful, with a slight smirk on her face. In a time when most people looked stoic in pictures, she's serving up the sass,” Rachel writes.
And that’s when the imaginative young lady decided to do something incredible to honor her family tree. And what she did is a stroke of creative genius!
Rachel decided to embark on an Ancestry Photo project, where she would recreate some photos of family members whom she resembled. And watching Rachel transform into her family members in the following 8 photos is absolutely stunning!
Ancestry Photo 1: Great-grandmother Fannie
Ancestry Photo 2: Grandfather Sidney
Ancestry Photo 3: Great-great Grandfather Shmeryahu (Sidney)
Ancestry Photo 4: Cousin Thelma
Ancestry Photo 5: Cousin Ibolia
Ancestry Photo 6: Cousin Tiffany
Ancestry Photo 7: Dad
Ancestry Photo 8: Mom
What a unique way to honor her family heritage!
“I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore.” Genesis 22:17
See how divine intervention uncovered the secrets of a long lost family member!
h/t: 22 Words