I Dream of… Ancestors?

Do your ancestors ever appear to you in your dreams? I quite often have dreams about my parents–these don’t surprise me because I think about them every day. However, recently I had a dream about my Uncle John. I can’t remember the context of the dream, but I do remember two things: I could see his face clearly and he said to me “What can I do for you dear?” The strange thing is I haven’t been actively been doing any research on him (he passed away in 1995). His birthday is this month, however, so maybe somwhere in my subconscious I was thinking of him.

I’d like to know if anyone else has had a dream about an ancestor that was interesting, surprising, puzzling, or that helped you with a research breakthrough. I try not to read too much into things–but every once in awhile I have an experience that makes me wonder.


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  1. Hi Lisa,

    I am a writer, not yet published, but currently writing an historical novel.

    I have had several dreams in which my ancestors seem to come to me. They often come when I am up against a brick wall. Like magic, I can get up in the morning with a new lead of where to look, and it usually moves me in the right direction.

    Perhaps my mind simply works overtime as it so often does, or perhaps they are really guiding me. Either way, I enjoy their visits.


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