I have been doing genealogy since 1975 and is my labor of love. I feel, thru genealogy, we are re-uniting the families. So many left their home land & families, went in different directions, following their dreams. Most never saw each other again. We are going full circle. What a joyous reunion it is.
"How green was my valley"
I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are yet to come, I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes.
As I felt, so they had felt and were to feel, as then, as now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and no end, and the hand of his father grasped my father's hand, and his hand was in mine, and my son took my right hand, and all up and down the line that stretched from time that was, to time that is, and time that is not yet come, raised their hands to show the link, and we were as one.
From :Ulster Ancestry