Genealogy: The Flip Side [S-16-27]

Presenter: David Kendall
Location: SLCHA: Silas Wright House: County Gallery
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 10:00 AM 05/04, 05/11, 05/18
Status: CLOSED

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Most of us have regretted our failures to engage past generations and deceased family members about significant aspects of their lives, but we now have the technology to do for our descendants what our ancestors could not do for us. We can anticipate many of their questions and desires for knowledge about our lives. Autobiographies are unnecessary, time-consuming and cumbersome, but brief descriptions of our thoughts, opinions, experiences, and feelings about life could be most helpful to the yet unborn. This course encourages each of us to view his/her life as an important link to be preserved in the chain of human progress, and is much more than a “what-to” and “how-to” explanation. In addition we will be emphasizing the deeper issues of significance, purpose and relevance.

David Kendall has degrees from Cornell, SLU and the University of Pittsburgh. He held the rank of Professor at the Graduate School of Counselor Education, at SUNY Brockport. More recently, he has had a part-time private practice as a relationship counselor. David is the author of: When Descendants Become Ancestors: The Flip Side of Genealogy (Balboa Press: 2014). He is also a strong supporter of psychologist/philosopher Carl Rogers’ belief that “We are all wiser than our minds.” He is also a huge fan of recently deceased author and motivational speaker, Wayne Dyer.

NOTES: 1) Copies of David’s book will be available from the presenter/author at the first class. It is also available from the publisher (and other usual sources) in soft or hard copies; 2) Suggested website: (includes blog…scroll down!).

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