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We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to
find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live
again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and
approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers
of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by
our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So,
we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have
I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I
told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of
us.". How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there
was love there for me? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting
facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do. It goes to
seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and
saying - I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone
and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to
pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they
contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships
and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go
on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that the
fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a
deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. It is of
equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth,
without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as
we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember
them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their
existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So,
as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one
called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in
the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family
genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and
restore the memory or greet those who we had never known before."