The Great Genealogical Need by Leo Talbot
By Leo Talbot
For those of you that are experienced genealogists and have so far weathered the storms of years of research through dusty archives, old Bibles, sweet ancient relatives with unreliable memories, cold cemeteries, civil war records and all sorts of Vital Records, and who are now in the "nirvana of online research"this article is for you.
Who have you introduced, of late, to this most exciting and worthwhile personal and family past-time, next to the nurturing of our immediate family of course?
May I ask respectfully, but with conviction, when was the last time you shared with somebody close to you a heart warming story about one of their direct, but deceased, ancestors: Perhaps something that they have never heard before? When did you last take a grandson or granddaughter to visit a cemetery, or an old church where they could see some old baptismal records, or to the Social Security Death Index(SSDI) and Social Security Death Records(SSDR) offices, or some other place of relevant interest?
For that matter, again with respect, when was the last time you shared with somebody, who does not get involved with what you know to be of great personal value, something of a "testimonial about what is going on in the earth in relation to those who are responsible for their being here in the first place???
Of the thousands that somehow do commence the pursuit of genealogy (family history), only few "survive". There are many reasons for this high "mortality rate". One of the most often quoted is, "it simply takes too much of my time". It's true! Genealogy does consume time, and lots of it. But this is more than just a search for names, dates and places
About The Author
Leo Talbot enjoys searching geneology records such as the social security death index and US Vital Records to build his family tree.