Old world witches who practice witchcraft based in authentic ancestral tradition (including those of us like myself who actively work with genetic memory) diligently strive to couple atypical experiences of consciousness with understanding firmly rooted in scientific knowledge. We know that the evolution of mind is a critical component of positive psycho-spiritual development and soul craft magical mastery. Without evaluating our experiences using reason, it is very easy to get lost in vain imaginings and to lose our way.
As I have shared over the years, I have experienced pre-incarnate consciousness and have retained continuous memory of that consciousness even to today. New scientific discoveries are increasingly providing new data to suggest potential components to the biologic mechanism for imprinting these memories into the organic mind.
For example, research with FXS (Fragile X Syndrome) in males has solidly linked human functional "working memory" to the X-chromosome. Females have a set of two X-chromosomes, one of which becomes inactivated during development. Males have one X chromosome (inherited from the mother) and one Y chromosome (inherited from the father).
Other research has demonstrated that the X chromosome retains the memory of its parental origin in murine embryonic stem cells, scientifically supporting the actual transfer of "genetic memory" via the X-chromosome. Adding to this, even newer research has demonstrated that sparks of light are emitted in the lab during fertilization of an egg by a sperm, marking a burst of zinc flow in consequence to cellular interactions (where zinc is known to promote memory and cognition). Research has also shown that mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA inherited from one's genetic mothers) drives adaptive evolution in nuclear genes and that nuclear-encoded proteins are transported via mitochondria, further elucidating the significance of one's ancestral genetic mothers to the genetic mechanism of memory.
Taking these bits together, I think that genetic memory, in part (especially as I have experienced it), may be a form of X-chromosome and DNA mediated sensory memory. My working hypothesis is that this kind of genetic memory (even as it is still within the specific sperm and egg which will provide material instructions for the making of a particular physical body) may be some form of sensory memory where both the "sensing and perceiving organs" which experience and record stimuli are DNA and its related structures.
Unlike typical sensory memory, I also think that "genetic sensory memory" may not be the "shortest-term element" of memory, but may rather be the longest, and may even transcend a person's individual life to be transmitted down a family line epigenetically. Additionally, the major "tablet" (where decoding of the raw data into consciousness may occur) upon which DNA may "write" its tales of experience (and through which consciousness may "remember") may be the X-chromosome.