Passion for Preserving the Past

In The Daily News Journal (Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Nancy De Gennaro wrote an article, Passion for preserving the past.

From the article:

“Do you know how many people it takes to produce you?” asks local genealogist Jerry Anderson. “In 10 generations, there can be as many as 512 people that produced you. Now you know why we’re all related.”

For the most part, queries such “Who are we?” and “Where did we come from?” are inherent to the human psyche. If Web sites devoted to family genealogy are any indication of interest, millions of Americans are trying to answer these age-old questions.

“I think we need to know who we were to be able to know who we are,” says avid genealogical researcher Jerry Anderson of Murfreesboro.

Yet another positive article about the interest in genealogy, and it reinforces my belief that the interest in genealogy is growing at a much faster rate than years past.

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