(I apologize if this is in the wrong category; please move if needed)
So recently, I’ve had an interest in picking up ancestral work/magick. I’ve always had a fascination with ancestry and discovering my roots ever since I was about 9 - 10 years old. I also think there might have been a handful of shamans/witches/what have you in my family way back when, because I’ve sensed lingering magickal potential in some of my family members and I’d like to verify this; maybe even get advice from them. I was going to start with ancient ancestry first (pre-1800s).
From what I’ve gathered (and feel free to correct me), you need to know the names of the ancestors you’re trying to contact. I don’t know their names and I’m pretty certain my relatives don’t either.
What do I do? Should I just contact my dead great-grandparents and work my way down?