Genealogical Beatitudes

Blessed are the great-grandfathers who saved embarkation and citizenship papers,
for they tell when they came.

Blessed are the grandfathers who filed every legal document,
for this provided the proof.

Blessed are the grandmothers who preserved family Bibles and diaries,
for this is our Heritage.

Blessed are the mothers who relate family tradition and legend to the family,
for one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives who fill family sheets with extra dates,
for to them we owe the family history.

Blessed is the family whose members strive for the preservations of records,
for theirs is a labor of love.