Saturday, April 1, 2017

A is for Ancestors

Starting the A to Z Challenge with an easy one.

Some genealogists are little more than name collectors.  To some, what matters most is how many names are on their family tree.  But each of those names represents a person, a real human being who lived and worked, loved, laughed, cried, and felt all of the same emotions that we feel.

Let’s try to understand our ancestors. That gets more difficult as we go back in time, but if we learn about the times in which they lived, we can begin to understand the legacy they left to their immediate descendants, and to us living in the here and now.


  1. Hi Mary! I was thinking of doing my A to Z Challenge on genealogy... Looking forward to seeing what else you share!

    - Joy at The Joyous Living

  2. Good luck with the challenge, Mary. I'm also participating via my family history/genealogy blog Molly's Canopy. Trying to understand our ancestors as people is what keeps us going!

    1. Thanks, Molly. Good luck with your challenge entries.