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Shhh! Be very, very quiet...we're hunting forebears.
A brother is a friend provided by nature.
We shall find no ancestor before his time.
Genealogists are time unravelers.
Only a genealogist regards a step backwards, as progress.
There is strength in our roots.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future. Alex Haley
Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family. Anthony Brandt
Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have. Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)
The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. Bob Moawad
History is the witness of the times, the torch of truth, the life of memory, the teacher of life, the messenger of antiquity. Cicero
The first quality of an historian is to be true and impartial; the next is to be interesting. David Hume, 1754
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you. Desmond Tutu
Happy the man who thinks of his ancestors with pride, who likes to tell of their deeds and greatness, and rejoices to feel himself linked to their goodly chain. Goethe
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his. Helen Keller
History makes one shudder and laugh by turns. Horace Walpole, 1786
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. Irish Proverb
After the game, the king and the pawn go back into the same box. Italian Proverb
Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires. Marcelene Cox
It is a noble employment to rescue from oblivion those who deserve to be remembered. Pliny
It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. Plutarch
Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments. Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. Thich Nhat Hanh
A family tree can wither if no one tends the roots. Unknown
A day without genealogy is like a day without coffee. Unknown