A Poem of how I feel about Genealogy

+16 votes


I have been working on this poem off an on and finally finished it.

Becoming a Genealogist

Each day my husband of thirty

wonderful years comes home from

work and asks me what I’ve been doing all day? 

Each day, I tell him you know…

working on both of our families’ genealogy.

 He looks at me in wonder and replies don’t

you get bored of doing the same thing day in

and day out?  I thought for a moment,

smiling and joyfully responding,

how could anyone get bored spending a day

hanging out in England, or with the first settlers

in New England.  Students of Genealogy

develop an entirely new deeper perspective

on American and World history.  We study

world migration patterns of surnames. 

Once you have begun your ancestry journey

you will never see the world the same again.

Many people wonder when they begin

to look back at their ancestors

if they are going to be disappointed by

their ancestors.  I prefer to wonder if when

I meet my ancestors they will be proud of “me.”

Taylor Worthington-Gilchrist

in The Tree House by Taylor Worthington Gilchrist G2G6 Mach 8 (83.8k points)
retagged by Doug Lockwood
My sentiments exactly. Nicely put.
That's beautiful, Taylor. :-)
Beautiful Taylor! I have no doubt your ancestors will be very proud indeed. Can I share this on our Facebook page?



Thank you


Thank you


1 Answer

+3 votes
Very nice Taylor. I like it. I never get bored either and have learned to accept my ancestors as they were. You can't pick your ancestors. It's made me view living relatives in a different light as well. You can't change your relatives so you might as well accept them as they are.


by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (153k points)

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