Not sure what kind of roots those are but sorry to say - I agree with others - they are not ginseng.
Ditto on the welcome to the forum!
I agree that the roots you (Westwood) have, are not Ginseng! I have no real clue as to what plant the roots are from. However, if I had to envision what dried root runners would like like from possibly Poison Ivy or maybe Poison Oak, then that is what I would say they look like. Make sure that you never eat or otherwise use roots of any kind until you are sure what they are, how they can be used and in which manner they are to be used!