Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Lets Open A Book into the Past

Jeanne's Genealogy Main: "genealogy - an account of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor, pedigree or lineage

So simple a word, but one everyone should know. For ours is a great duty to find out more about ourselves by learning more about our ancestry, preserving that which we know, and passing on our knowledge to the next generation.
For we are not alone, and cannot function as such. We follow in the footsteps of those who have come before and shape the paths of those who follow us into the future. Thus to learn about our ancestors is to learn about ourselves.

Through understanding of the past and those who have come before us, events become meaningful and not just a group of dates.
We learn that every event effects not only our ancestors, but both the current and the future generations.
In short it connects the past with the future and helps us understand our place in the present world and how we came to be there.