My Experience At The First Time Essay

782 Words Jul 4th, 2016 4 Pages
For the first time in my life, I had the opportunity to create a genogram that would explore the history of myself and family. Much like a family tree, a genogram is a visual display of a person’s family relationships, psychological issues, medical history, culture and other hereditary likelihoods. Unfortunately, I was hoping to have been able to learn and share a lot about my family history but was unable to due to limited resources and lack of knowledge. Much of my genogram is composed of the things that I already know about my family and from stories that were shared with me, the main reasons I was unable to gather information is because of death and separation of my family both in the past and recently.
I would like to start my genogram with my family connections, starting with Elvira, who was my paternal Grandmother, she was the foundation of my family. She was a mother of seven children (five sons, two daughters) and also raised me as her own child along with her partner since I was about three-years-old. She passed away 5 years ago due to cardiac arrest. As far as my paternal great-grandparents, their names were Silverio and Prudencia. I have never even seen a picture of them, but I do know that my great-grandmother died unexpectedly and my great-grandfather died by being struck by a train two weeks apart from her, he was depressed. At the time, my Grandmother married my paternal Grandfather (Tony), which they gave birth to my father (Trinidad) and my grandfather…

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