"May you embrace all the rich legacies of your heritage." ~ Irish Blessing~
"There is no King who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his"~Helen Keller~
" Without genealogy, the study of history is lifeless." ~ John Fishe~
" To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root" ~Old Chinese Saying~
"People will not Look forward to posterity, who never look backwards to their Ancestors."
“ The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.”~Cicero~
"This packrat has learned that what the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we loved. In the end, it’s the family stories that are worth the storage.” ~Ellen Goodman~
"When our hearts turn to our ancestors, something changes inside us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves. Our inborn yearnings for family connections are fulfilled when we are linked to our ancestors…” ~Russell M. Nelson~
"If you don’t recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are. " ~Madeleine Engle~
"Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life's quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result -- eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly in you. " ~Bill Bryson"
"In all of us there is a hunger, marrow-deep, to know our heritage, to know who we are and where we came from."~ Alex Haley~
"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future." ~ T.S. Eliot~
"How will our children know who they are if they do not know where they came from."~ unknown~
"Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. We make discoveries about ourselves." ~Gail Lumet Buckley~