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From Ontario County Journal 18 April 1897

THE STUDY OF GENEALOGY - Revival of Interest in Family History and Its Cause and Effect

The recent growth and increase of societies in which eligibility to membership depend upon the deeds of ancestors rather than upon any personal qualifications of members, has resulted in a great revival of the study of genealogy in this country. We have the Sons and the Daughters of the Revolution, the Society of Colonial Wars, Society of the War of 1812, Colonial Dames, Society of the Mayflower Descendants, Holland Society and others, organized and rganizing. To become a member of any of these, a record of the family history is required. It is an injustice to characterize this movement as merely a society fad or passing fancy. It is much more.

It stimulates a desire for genealogical and historical research, a pleasing and interesting study. It leads to a proper respect for one's ancestors, and creates a desire to emulate their work for the good of one's family and country. It revives an interest in American history, and promotes patriotism, good citizenship and love of country. Therefore, the movement is one to be commended, and thousands are now making a study of their family history. In fact every person should compile and preserve such a family record, for it may be of great value to future generations, if not to themselves.

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