14 September 2011

I love genealogy because ...

MyHeritage recently ran a Facebook competition

“We asked all our Facebook fans to tell us just why they loved genealogy in the form, "I love genealogy because...", we then waited and watched the entries flood in until we lost count completely.

We had entries that were both inspiring and heart-warming and others that were a little strange, even disturbing.”

We at “UpFront with NGS” often get so caught up in trying to bring you the latest and greatest news about NGS, NARA, genealogy research resources and so much more, that it’s easy to lose sight of “why” we do what we do and what we “love” about doing it!

So, in the vein of MyHeritage … please tell us by commenting here or via FB (for those who see our posts via our FB feed) …

“I love genealogy because ...”

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1 comment:

  1. 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.

    Baltimore, MD