Why Our Family's Genealogy Matters

 

 

 

"Lives of great men all remind us,

 

We can make our lives sublime,

 

And, departing, leave behind us,

 

Footprints in the Sands of Time..."

 

 

Henry Longfellow: "A Psalm of Life"

 

 

 

In the above extract from Henry Longfellow's poem "A Psalm of Life," we are reminded that our Ancestors left Footprints in the Sands of Time for us to find--  they may be barely visible-- but they are there, if we look close enough.

 

We should never lose sight of the fact that our Ancestors are waiting to be found.  They have not moved-- they remain where they were buried, one, two, three or even four hundred years ago.