A Miracle…

In today’s world, two-and-one-half million persons, globally, become paralyzed from trauma every year. Many of these include completely severing the spinal column.
A miracle…

For 11 years, doctors in Australia have experimented using living cells from the patient’s own body to correct the problem–self-regenerating cells from inside the nasal cavity combined with more fibrous cells from the ankles were infused into the gap of a severed spinal column.  Once the gap was filled, impulses could again be sent from brain to feet.
A miracle…

The paralyzed patient could learn to walk.  And because the experiments worked for him, they can be duplicated for others.  Even if the cost is $300 million dollars, if it works for others too, the cost is miniscule!  The results miraculous in the lives of others.
A miracle…

In the world of genealogy and family history–

__Considered to be a hobby.

__Even though it is the Number One hobby in numbers alone…

__And even if the costs are comparable to medical experiments…

__Even though commercial companies and private persons and non-profit entities experiment with new techniques to capture and link everybody’s ancestors to the world’s pedigree…

__And even if records surface and re-surface with data never thought possible…

Isn’t this too A Miracle?
Every time you searched the databases or asked Google to look again–with no results! Or visited the courthouse or city hall–with no results!

Then, A Miracle…there is the birth record that could not be found.  Evidence that the marriage, which officially begins the family unit, was in fact recorded.  Engraved on the back of the largest tombstone in the block–hidden among overgrown bushes–are the names of the parents who died in America! Instead of  being buried in the Old Country, they actually emigrated in their later years and died here!  Truly, A Miracle… 

To me, your favorite genealogist, finding the right ancestor and linking the head of the family to the feet, is A Miracle…

Arlene Eakle, your favorite genealogist.  http://arleneeakle.com 

PS  Stay tuned.  You will find on the pages of my blogs, and in the texts of the books I write, and in my presentations from the front of the room, and in consultations that we have together in person so you can trace your own ancestry with success, and finally, in research reports when I trace your family for you–names and identities of ancestors thoughy long-lost or non-existent.  Miracles…each and every one.

PPS  I truly believe that ancestors are gifts from above.  And each time I prove an ancestor belongs to your family, I too am blessed.

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