Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

9/6/2007

Mary Penner: Society marks 100 years assisting researchers

Well-sandaled ancient Romans lined the walls of their homes with death masks of their ancestors. Visitors silently counted the stony, vacant-eyed faces. More masks equaled more respect for the host. Clearly, interest in ancestors isn’t new. Remember those biblical lineages: So-and-so begat so-and-so, and so on.

Fast forward a few dozen centuries and the fascination continues. Americans jumped on the genealogical bandwagon long ago. for more click here

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