Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors

A Practical Manual for Developing Your Intuitive Genealogical Abilities

Non-Fiction - Genealogy
200 Pages
Reviewed on 02/06/2020
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Author Biography

Megan Reilly Koepsell was born and raised in Wisconsin and now lives in Colorado. She has had a life-long interest in family history and has been spending nearly every spare moment doing genealogy for over ten years. Her ancestors began reaching out to her to find them in her genealogical searches shortly after she began getting involved in genealogy. Megan is a frequent presenter on genealogy topics in the Denver Metro area.
Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors: A Practical Manual for Developing Your Intuitive Genealogical Abilities is her first book.

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Reviewed by Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors: A Practical Manual for Developing Your Intuitive Genealogical Abilities by Megan Reilly Koepsell takes the reader on a journey of discovery. Genealogy is generally something approached in a manner that chalks similar experiences in a family up to pure coincidence. Megan Reilly Koepsell challenges that notion and shows the reader that you can spiritually connect with your ancestors. You will learn about her own experiences in this arena and the stories of others worldwide.

Genealogy is something I have long been interested in. I am also a believer in being connected to the greater world, and our pasts. So, I couldn’t wait to dig into this book when I was given the chance. I was not disappointed once I got into it. Megan Reilly Koepsell openly shares not only her story, but methods to help others on their genealogical journey. She makes sure you know that no matter how much experience you have in genealogy, you should start to listen to and trust your natural instincts.

By reading her story and the stories of others that she shares, I personally feel like it will be so much easier for me to connect in my own family search. I am excited to take what I got from this book and apply it as I put my ancestors in order for the story of my family. Most of all I feel empowered to dig further into the German side of my family, the side whose story has never really been told. So, I want to give a hearty thank you to Megan Reilly Koepsell for this knowledge and empowerment. Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors: A Practical Manual for Developing Your Intuitive Genealogical Abilities is truly a great read. It flows well and gives you so much knowledge. I recommend that anyone who is even just a little bit interested in their family history should read this book as soon as they can.

K.C. Finn

Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors is a work of non-fiction about heritage, intuition, and genealogy, which was penned by author Megan Reilly Koepsell. Subtitled ‘A Practical Manual for Developing Your Intuitive Genealogical Abilities’, this interesting book explores the idea that our ancestors are the spirits who actively work in our lives now from the beyond, and that the coincidences and similarities that we find when we research our heritage may actually be much more. Including stories of the experiences of others as well as practical advice on learning to listen, the author explores how spirituality and genealogy connect and can inform our future choices and shape us as people.

Whether you believe in the spiritual side of the argument or not, author Megan Reilly Koepsell presents some fascinating case studies, as well as her own numerous experiences, that open up the mystery of our genes and their influence upon us. Ancestry is a pursuit that many people take up, either out of curiosity or out of a more profound desire to discover their roots and the influences which make up who they are, and it’s that second group of people to whom this guidebook will truly appeal. The explanation of how to become more intuitive and receptive to the voices of our ancestors is a well worded and well thought out section that the author backs up with some enthralling personal experiences. Overall, it makes Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors a truly fascinating read that will get you asking deeper questions of yourself and your heritage.

Mamta Madhavan

Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors: A Practical Manual for Developing Your Intuitive Genealogical Abilities by Megan Reilly Koepsell is a profound and insightful book that honors the author's ancestors' efforts to help in her genealogical research. The author shares the incredible experiences of other genealogists and also her stories of how their ancestors have worked in many ways to help them make amazing discoveries. The book raises awareness in readers and will encourage them to be open to the possibility of their ancestors helping them. The author's words will help readers to develop their intuitive abilities and genealogical possibilities and will show readers how they can form a partnership with their ancestors when searching for genealogical information.

The topic is fascinating and different and is a good tool to make all readers interested in genealogy and help them hear the voices of their ancestors. Listening to the Voices of Our Ancestors also makes readers understand how ancestors can reach out so that their stories can be told in many ways. The author's words give clarity about how she heard her ancestors' call that guided her and enabled her to write this book. Her extraordinary experiences and ancestors visiting her in dreams make it a fascinating read. The author's personal experience of having her intuition developed is an encouragement to readers to enhance their intuitive sensing and receive messages. Megan Reilly Koepsell tackles the topic in a manner that is easy to comprehend and her words are exciting enough to make readers connect with their ancestors and receive messages from them.