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