Thursday, October 22, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday, Email Inbox Treasure!

"A Prayer For Genealogists"

I found a treasure chest of genealogy quotes and poems as I was cleaning out my email in-box (very behind!) today - good timing for Treasure Chest Thursday
My dear genealogy friend Rachel had sent me a ton of genealogy quotes and poems last year via email. I met Rachel thru's message board when I had very first started my own family history.
Rachel helped me more than I can ever express in just saying thank you. She has been doing genealogy for many years and both of our ancestors hail from Kentucky. We had discussed our love for poems and quotes related to genealogy and family history. Next thing I knew, she had sent over a ton of them.
I have a treasure chest full to share, some you may have already read, some not, but they really are wonderful. This isn't your typical Treasure Chest Thursday post, but it does mean alot to me.

A Prayer For Genealogists

Lord, help me dig into the past,

And sift the sands of time;

That I might find the roots that made

This family tree of mine.

Lord, help me trace the ancient roads,

On which my fathers trod;

And led them through so many lands,

To find our present sod.

Lord, help me find an ancient book

Or dust manuscript,

That's safely hidden now away

In some forgotten crypt.

Lord, let it bridge the gaps that haunts

My soul when I can't find,

The missing link between some name

That ends the same as mine.

Author ~ Curtis Woods~

Source: Rachel my friend, thank you.


Harriet said...

Thanks for sharing. Would you mind if I copy and send to a few friends of mine who love genealogy?

Linda Hughes Hiser said...

Thanks for posting that Gini! I had been looking for it.

Caroline said...

How beautiful, and it truly is a treasure! Thank you for sharing.