Sunday, March 27, 2016
Without Any Doubt
Some people researching their family heritage are blessed by the certainty of specific identifiers pinpointing their ancestors. One of those identifiers is the family's religious heritage—which I'm reminded of, as I work on my husband's solidly Catholic line.
For such families, today becomes a day in which the current generation now shares in the traditional remembrance annually kept by our ancestors: the Resurrection Day of Jesus Christ.
As important as faith was to our families' ancestors, knowing this has become not only a designation to identify previous generations, but a way to share in that heritage and understand what was important to them. It was a way of life just as noteworthy as—if not more than—their occupations, their hobbies, their customs of daily living.
While we take time out from our research and other workday endeavors to be with family today, may you enjoy the day and all its blessings.
Above: "The Incredulity of Saint Thomas," oil on canvas, circa 1602, by Italian master Caravaggio; courtesy Wikipedia; in the public domain.