The Genealogists Psalm


Genealogy is my pastime, I shall not stray
It maketh me lie down and examine half-buried tombstones.
It leadeth me into still courthouses
It retoreth my ancestral knowledge.
It leadeth me in the paths of census records and
ship’s passenger lists for my surname’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the shadows of
research libraries and microfilm readers,
I shall fear no discouragement.
For a strong urge is within me;
The curiosity and motivation they comforteth me.
It demandeth preparation of storage space
for the acquisition of countless documents.
I annointeth my head with burning mid-night oil;
My family group sheets runneth over.
Surely birth, marriage and death dates shall
follow me all the days of my life;
And I shall dwell in the house of a family history seeker forever.