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It is a tribute to my parents first of all for their time and care in fostering a love of family. Next it is about finding facts and documenting the stories that they have handed down. I do this with a certain skill (nay ZEAL!) now thanks to many of you who have held conferences and published helpful books on the art and science of genealogy. It is healing and beneficial to know about the lives of so many different ancestors, from pilgrims to German immigrants, to Irish deckhands, to modern cousins alive with us now. In exploring their lives with their many trials and also their successes, I feel a profound respect for their journeys. I heal my own life knowing of their many sacrifices in making a place for the next generation. I keep them in my heart as I write down my findings at the library or now mostly online at Ancestry.com or other genealogy sites. I love genealogy most of all because it is about the story of our Hearts, and holds a miracle in connection with our past that no other history book can ever match.ReplyDelete