Some days are genealogy days. Those dates in our genealogy are special. Birth dates, death dates but also wedding dates make it into our ancestral history. Wedding days are genealogy days because they begin a new record, a new relationship, and a new beginning on the tree. Branches come from babies and begin on their birth dates. You probably can’t tell from the photo but my daughter-in-law is expecting her first child (also our first grandchild). That’s another genealogy day; something for the record books!
Here’s a birth-day photo of my granddaughter yesterday, five months after the top picture was taken on her parents wedding day. She was born on November 12, 2019. I was thinking on my way home from the hospital – she will likely live to see the next century, 2100; the 22nd Century (she would be 81). I will be long gone then and her parents will probably be gone too. She might be a mother, a grandmother or even a great grandmother, and looking up her ancestry. She would see my wife and I far up the tree and her grandchildren far down the tree. Genealogy is truly an amazing thing to consider as we watch our families grow! Cheers.
11-14-19 update. Her name is official: Hila Nieve Frecker (pronounced eela). Hila is Hebrew and means halo. Nieve is Irish and means radiant. Click here if you like Baby Names.