Although I could, I’ve never joined the Mayflower Society, Daughters of the Revolution, Union or Confederacy. It never felt like a fit. I will celebrate my ancestors who were amazing in other ways, I cannot celebrate colonialist destruction, genocide, or slavery – all for the profit of the privileged few. It is killing us and our world. I do think it is important to reflect and be aware of history. From reading about Toombs it sounds like he was an excellent politician and a charmer – people listened to him. If I have a single centimorgan shared across a single DNA segment of this, let me use it for justice, equality, and human rights.