Merry Christmas everyone! Isn’t this what it is all about? Family! Little ones who have grown into adults and are making their own homes now. A little girl who will be a mother any day! They are the future generation in whom we place so much love and trust. Our ancestors who came before us – paving the way for their children to have a better life in new lands – are the past generations we are so anxious to learn about. We are fortunate to live in such an exciting time. There are more on-line websites for genealogy researchers than ever before. State archives are coming on-line with so much information! DNA testing is at a peak that gives so much insight into our forebears that perhaps in the next few years we will have many questions answered! Enjoy every moment of the holidays with your loved ones! Then in the new year we’ll return to our research renewed in vigor and determination!