Genealogy isn't really researching the dead but researching who set the roots for who you are today.
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Lord, help me dig into the past And sift the sands of time, That I might find the roots that made This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient roads On which my father's trod, And led them through so many lands To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book Or dusty manuscript, That's safely hidden now away In some forgotten crypt.
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts My soul when I can't find, The missing link between some name That ends the same as mine.
-- Author Unknown
Added vs Managed Ive had others transfer memorials to me to manage as they wished to do it, not because I asked. Now that I have them, I am happy to manage them as most are related somehow.
A Bit About Me I have enjoyed genealogy since 2000. Like to add any cousins to my tree. Like to help people and take pictures of all stones in any cemetery. A lot of the time I am not related to the person's stones that I post but if in Nelson, Washington, Casey or Marion Counties of KY - my children are probably realted.
*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+ We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts, but instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. *+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+*+