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To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain perpetually a child. For what is the worth of a human life unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?
– Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106-43 B.C.
These are just a few of the family names I’m researching.
The active research comes and goes – but the interest is always there.
Human beings look separate because you see them walking about separately. But then we are so made that we can see only the present moment. If we could see the past, then of course it would look different. For there was a time when every man was part of his mother, and (earlier still) part of his father as well, and when they were part of his grandparents. If you could see humanity spread out in time, as God sees it, it would look like one single growing thing–rather like a very complicated tree. Every individual would appear connected with every other.
– C. S. Lewis
“Found a Yankee in my family tree; will trade for horse thief or other black sheep.”
Note: in my family, I had southern Confederates and northern Yankees. In the Revolutionary War, I had family members on both sides (some still in England).