When loved ones die it’s sad. It’s a moment in life we wish would never happen. However, we can remember, celebrate and learn from their life. Short of a statue in the park or tombstone, genealogy it’s one of the best ways to remember who we lost, loved and even despised.
We can’t choose our family, but we can choose how we remember them, and how our descendants will in the future. The memory of you will only last as long as those who remember you are alive. Sad really. Unless you wrote a book, or were a public figure, your memory could be shorter than a few generations. Some say I don’t care if I am remembered once I’m gone. That’s fair, but after death the government states that the dead have no rights. I disagree. We need to be fair. We don’t record hate relationships between individuals unless it’s a small note in a much large family story. As a genealogist we don’t judge or create a false reality of an individual’s life. We record data of our family’s history. When we make mistakes we seek other’s to point those errors out.
So with that said, we will start an individual family history record that shows where one is buried and tells the story of their life. We hope you will participate and tell all you know. We are in this together. Lets build a history that is truly deserving of our heritage. Visit an individual’s file, and if you have something to add to that person’s history, such as a photo, document, correction, data, or a story please do so!
To learn how to contribute please visit this post. http://celticgenealogy.org/blog/2007/04/11/how-to-add-a-personfamilyphotodocument/
Below left is the file of George Miller with lots of information. The file on the right of Donald MacMaster needs your help!