Jerry Pannell Couger

Jerry Pannell Couger

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"We are the chosen. My feelings are 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. To me genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. 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. ..."
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Something I ran across tonight while looking through the Logan County,Ky. Genealogical Society site. It does seem to be a calling.

This is something I just happened to find, the author maybe be unknown, but it certainly describes the way I feel about family histories. For me find a grave is about the histories of families not the amount of entries. It bothers me greatly when I find only a name and a date, there seem to be some that get a name and date from newspapers and rush to enter the name and date before giving the family or friends a chance to add what they would like. I have had this happen with family members that have passed in the last few years. On the other hand I truly appreciate the people that are out searching for the old cemeteries and documenting them and taking photos. It is a thrill to find information on the family members that have been gone for so many years. Without the ones searching the cemeteries we would lose lots of family history.

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