Daily English 1094 - Tracing One’s Genealogy

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Aaron: Do you think you can help me trace my genealogy?

Corrie: Sure, I can try. We can get started by talking to your parents and grandparents. Oral interviews will give us some names of your relatives.

Aaron: I’ve already talked to them and I grew up hearing stories about my lineage on both sides of my family.

Corrie: That’s great. If you know some of the people you’re descended from, we can start by looking at public records and historical records from the area. You’re from Tennessee, right?

Aaron: That’s right. There are a lot of people in Tennessee with my last name, though.

Corrie: Well, we can triangulate the information we get to zero in on your ancestors.

Aaron: What if I want proof positive that I’m related to someone?

Corrie: Then you can have a genetic analysis done. A DNA test is generally accepted proof.

Aaron: Good, it’s about time someone in my family established the blood connections.

Corrie: Blood connections to whom?

Aaron: Elvis, of course.

Corrie: Elvis?! You think you’re related to Elvis?

Aaron: His last name was Presley; my last name is Presley. My first name is Aaron; his middle name was Aaron. It can’t be a coincidence, especially considering my talent.

Corrie: Talent?

Aaron: Sure, listen: “Well, it's one for the money, two for the show, three to get ready, now go, cat, go!”

Corrie: I consider that counterevidence!

Category: Relationships + Family

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