A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots...
Publisher: Scott Hazelwood
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Why I created this site and share the information that I have collected
I remember reading a story about a woman who had collected family history information for many years. She had spent countless hours in cemeteries, record offices, visiting close and extended family, always trying to put together her family tree. She had boxes of information, none of it had been digitized or shared with anyone. At a grand old age, the woman passed away, leaving her life hobby in a number of boxes. Two of her nephews came to clean out her house and belongings. Sadly, all the information that she had collected over the years meant nothing to these two young men. They tossed the boxes into the garbage. When the person that told this story got there to salvage what could have been useful, it was too late. All of the information that she had collected over the years was now gone. She had not shared it with anyone, and now it will never be shared.
Like branches on a tree, our lives may grow in different directions, but our roots remain as one.