Evidence Suggests

Research is starting to substantiate how connecting to our family stories in simple ways can help people cope with the effects of stress, anxiety, depression, and find healing. At the Family Connections Experiment we are continuously gathering evidence through our project resources, partnerships, and also through researching others shared experiences and research results.

Family Connections Experiment

During the height of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic we hosted a 21 Day experiment inviting people all over the world to try an experiment by increasing family connections for 21 days, this is the results of our informal study based off of feedback from those who participated.

The Links and resources below are examples of others research and experiences. We expect to see more and more material published each year. Let us know if this information is helpful and if you have more to add to the list, please tell us!

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What resources do you feel communicate family connection?

Have you seen research or an article that explores this idea?

We’d love to keep updating this page with research and resources to share with everyone! Feel free to share here if you’ve got something to add to the list!

That's A Wrap!

We've concluded our experiment!

Thank you for participating! We've loved connecting with you!

We want to keep our resources available as long as possible, and will continue to do so while the funds last. Our products and digital downloads will also remain available through the end of the year, these funds will be used to support the website, so be sure to grab them soon. 


Complement your 21day experiment with Your DNA Guide—the Book. It takes you step-by-step through the various ways of using DNA to answer questions about your origins.


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We’re gearing up for our next experiment starting October 1, 2020 for Family History month!

We would love to have you join us! Simply sign up below and we’ll send you a reminder when the initial survey and plans are up! 

We can’t wait to participate in another experiment with you!