23rd Psalm for Genealogists

Genealogy is my pastime. I shall not stray. It maketh me to lie down and examine half buried tombstones. It leadeth me to still courthouses. It restoreth my ancestral knowledge. It leadeth me into the paths of census records and ship passenger lists for my surname sake. Yea, though I wade through the shadows of research libraries and microfilm readers, I shall fear no discouragement for a strong urge is with me. The curiosity and motivation, they comfort me. It demandeth preparation for storage space for acquisition of countless documents. It annointeth my head with burning midnight oil. My family group sheets runneth over. Surely birth, marriage and death dates shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of a family history seeker forever

Having children is hereditary. If your parents hadn't had any, neither could you.

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