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My Furthest Back Person (Alex Haley)

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Archives
a depository containing historical records and documents
Descendants
all of the offspring of a given progenitor
Generations
periods of about thirty years; from birth of parent to the birth of their child
Officials
those in authority; administrators
Particulary
especially
Scholars
people who have studied certain topics and know a lot about them
Source
a facility where something is available
Texts
the words and forms of written or printed works
Abundant
present in great quantity
Commonly
under normal conditions
Essence
the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
Exotic
strikingly strange or unusual
Insure
be careful or certain to do something
Original
not derived or copied or translated from something else
Symbolic
serving as a visible symbol for something abstract
Tradition
a specific practice of long standing
Vowed
promised
Diplomats
officials who represent countries in foreign affairs
Summoned
to call forth
Intrigue
a crafty and involved plot to achieve your (usually sinister) ends
Uncanny
beyond what is natural
Eminent
standing above others in quality or position
Destination
the ultimate goal for which something is done
Queried
asked
Jostling
the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
Proximate
very close in space or time
Inherit
obtain from someone after their death
Authentic
not counterfeit or copied
Cherished
thought of and clung to fondly or reverentially
Document
anything serving as a representation of a person's thinking by means of symbolic marks