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From: "Aaron Orr" <>
Subject: Re: Reasons for doing genealogy
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 01:32:04 -0400
I rise to honor the memory of that brave young woman of so long ago. I
salute you for the very laudable reason which you state lies at the root of
your genealogical searches. in the Apochryphal Scriptures, Book of Wisdom,
we read, "And some there be, who have no memorial and who are as if they
had never lived."
Thank God forthe gifts of technology, patience commitment and good friends
as we pursue our past. May we, strengtheneed by pride in our heritage, do
all in our power to celebrate WHO they were and WHO we are. May the reality
of these other Apochryphal words become a frelaity thorugh our efforts -
"Their Name Liveth Forevermore"
> From: gail <>
> Subject: Reasons for doing genealogy
> Date: June 20, 1998 11:40 PM
> I know there are many reasons . I do it because I HAVE TO. A feeling
> that these people only exist because I can prove they do. I dont know
> why ,because their pain disturbs me. My great great grandmother ,age 23,
> set herself on fire filling a lamp.The newspaper called it a
> Camphor(sp?) Accident. She was engulfed in flames but went to the
> bedroom and got the two babies.She took them outside and went back in
> and put the fire out then ran to a neighbors house .Her clothes were
> completely burned off .She died in the hospital 2 days later. Things
> like that make me wonder why I needed to know so much,and yet I go on.
> People seemed to live to die then. We are so fortunate now. We actually
> expect our children to grow up. They had to know then they would lose so
> many. These people lived. They were real.And they are us.
> Gail, researching-
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