Today I thought that I would write a little poem, an alphabetical “ode to genealogy” if you will. Enjoy!
A- Is for ancestors, from which we are descended.
B – Is for genealogy books, and reading them is recommended.
C – Is for the care with which we handle ancient records.
D – Is for our role as family history detective.
E – Is for the enormous amounts of time we spend on research.
F – Is for the family, whose history is what we search.
G – Is fairly obvious, that’s for genealogy.
H – Is for how did people ever do this without technology.
I – Is for the interest that we have in this “sport”
J – Is for our journal where we write our report.
K – Is for the king if you descend from royalty.
L – Is for the legends that surround our family.
M – Is for money if you do genealogy work for pay.
N – Is for the burning need to do genealogy each day.
O – Is for online which is a good place to find records.
P – Is for your family’s past which you may find out is checkered.
Q – Is for questions, and genealogists have a few.
R – Is for research, and that is what we do.
S – Is for searching which we do until we find.
T – Is for treasure, my family’s history is mine.
U – Is for unusual things like great-grandpa Wilbrod’s name.
V – Is for our efforts which we hope are not in vain.
W – Is for why it is that we do what we do.
X – Is for x-rays, because those are records too.
Y – Is for you, the genealogist.
Z – Is for zipping along on your research quest.