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Ancestral Vines Embrace: Celebrating Cultural Diversity

Updated November 29, 2009

About Our Family Research


Dedicated to all who came before me and to all who will come after me...

“WARNING! GENEALOGY POX IS VERY CONTAGIOUS!"

SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses. Has a compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self, has strange, far away look in eyes. NO KNOWN CURE...
TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he or she can be alone...
REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it.~Author UNKNOWN

The Eternal genealogical research of the surnames: Dudding, Helmick, Reeves and Williams Families...Only deceased individuals listed. This site is a compilation of documented and undocumented research from many sources and it is a work in progress.

In One Hundred Years Will Anyone Know Who You Were?

STRANGERS IN THE BOX
Come; look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I've often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, and serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
Their names and all their memories,
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken time,
To tell, who, what, where, and when,
These faces of my heritage,
Would come to life again
Could this become the fate,
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories,
Someday to be passed away?
Take time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours,
Could be strangers in the box.~Author Unknown


 
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