A Genealogists Psalm

Genealogy is my pastime, I shall not stray

It maketh me to lie down and examine half-buried tombstones.

It leadth me into still courthouses; It restoreth my ancestral knowledge.

It leadeth me in paths of census records & ship's passenger lists for my surname's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the shadows of research libraries & microfilm readers, I shall fear no


For a strong urge is within me, the curiosity & motivation they comforteth me.

It demandeth preparation of storage space for the acquistion of countless documents.

It annointeth my head with burning mid-night oil; my family group sheets runneth over.

Surely birth, marriage, & death dates shall follow me all the days of my life;

And I shall dwell in the house of a family history seeker forever



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