Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards.
A family tree can wither if nobody tends it’s roots. Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
– George Eliot
My family tree is full of knotholes. It’s not him, it’s not her, it’s not them.
Genealogist will date any old thing.
Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist
Blessed are the great-grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters… For they tell the story of their time. Memory is the power to gather roses in Winter.
Heirlooms we don’t have in our family. But stories we’ve got.
How will our children know who they are if they do not know where they came from.