I have decided to call my self

+14 votes
I was asked over the weekend  by a family friend why I go digging into past family seems soooo boring she said.

This is what I told her .

I don`t want to forget  who came before me. or have my children or grandchildren to forget. I want the TRUE stories of my family not forgotten. ( yes there maybe new information come out later as  more ways come to lite on searching) But at this time here and now this is what I have,

I guess you could call me a archaeologist in away.

She said does not make since to her  looking back .Nothing comes of it.

I just looked at her and said in your eyes yes and other I suppose But I guess since you brought it up and it just dawned on me,It takes VERY SPECIAL people to do what I like to do..I told her I really can not explain to you how some people LOVE to do what I do. I am grateful my son likes to hear about what I find or what I am working on. He says that is so cool.Then we always laugh and make comments when we  do something we say IT`s in our  blood. then laugh. My sister even makes a comment when her children or grandchildren  even when  she does something or relates to something she comes back It`s in the blood. I told her don`t  delete your families history  they lived in their time`s laws and how they lived are totally different then what we live in. As when we are gone and in 100  / 200  years will be different then what you or I live in right now.

I showed her  the wikitree site. She was surprised.   She even made a comment how the site   actually makes  the  people , people. Today she called and asked I can talk more to her  about this .  As I told her You can lead a horse to the water but you can not make her drink. So, today I decided  to call  me  archaeologist of  my family history

Also, call the wikitree members when I talk to others
in The Tree House by Mary Gilkerson G2G6 Mach 5 (52.3k points)

3 Answers

+6 votes
Everyone loves a story and what better story is there than your own?
by Betty Fox G2G6 Pilot (188k points)
+6 votes

I call myself the family historian but I like family archaeologist even better!

by Bart Triesch G2G6 Pilot (272k points)
And why not, we're always "digging stuff up" lol
+4 votes
You showed your WikiTree LOVE, Ms. Archaeologist!
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (843k points)

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