Growing up, my Nonnie had a family tree on her wall. There was a huge tree, and on each branch sat two little clay owls, one for each child and their spouse. On the branch below the kids, there was another little clay owl representing each of their children — the grandchildren. When I decided to start a genealogical research company of my own, it felt only natural that we be represented by a token of how I remember family history, the owl.
In our cultures, the owl is often a symbol of knowledge and education. However, in some cultures, because of the owl’s nocturnal habits it was believed to be the sacred guardian of the afterlife. Who better to help usher you into your journey of forgotten family than our friendly little owl?
And because genealogy is often represented by trees, MyNeChimKi’s Genealogical Services wanted to select a a tree that can be both symbolic of the climb to the upper branches of your family tree but also be symbolic of the journey. The elm tree was a popular ornamental variety in the 18th and 19th centuries, the eras that we specialize in. Additionally, elm wood is particularly sturdy with interlocking wood grain, and nearly resistant to splitting. MyNeChimKi’s Genealogical Services strives to provide you with the strength of solid research, like our elm tree.
Let the strength of our research bring you the knowledge of your family history! Contact us today!