Genealogy is my pastime, I shall not stray.|
It maketh me to lie down and examine half-buried tombstones.
It leadeth me into still courthouses.
It restoreth my ancestral knowledge.
It leadeth me into the paths of census records
and ships' passenger lists for my surname's sake.
Yea! though I walk through the shadows of research libraries and
microfilm readers, I shall fear no discouragement,
for a strong urge is within me.
It demandeth preparation of storage space for the acquisition of
It anointest my head with burning midnight oil.
My family group sheets runneth over.
Surely, birth, marriage and death dates shall follow me all the days of
And I shall dwell in the house of a family history seeker forever!
(attributed to Linda Curtis, Nova-Scotia genealogical list)
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