Genealogy is my "passion" and has been for the best part of 20 years now.
I am a professional genealogist and researcher - researching family trees for a living. People often ask what was the point where I decided I wanted to do this.
I was working at a courthouse issuing birth, death and marriage certificates and a little old man came in one day and asked me to help find his baby that had been buried in a kerosene tin.
The man then proceeded over the next hour to tell me the full story about misfortunes and hard times and how the baby had been lost due to being miles from anywhere and lack of medical care.
And the answer is "yes" I did find this child and helped a family to have closure on a part of their lives that had been so important.
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