|About ROBINSON & FAMILIES FOOTPRINT IN THE SANDS OF TIME
All genealogies are a work in progress. Although I began my research years ago,
at times family and job responsibilities took priority and my fascinating hobby
made its way into a cardboard file box. Today, however, time permits indulgence
in genealogy as much as I choose. The cardboard box has given way to open files
and of course, piles of papers on my desk.
Genealogy is exciting...challenging...fascinating...and frustrating! Often when
we have the time, many 'ancestors' are no longer alive to be asked the 'what,
when, where, why and who' questions. The puzzle seems to have so many pieces...
and finding 'one' piece, sometimes, seems to be an almost insurmountable task.
But little by little, the puzzle takes shape...and the lives of our ancestors
are finally beginning to come together.
Our family history is not one of great adventures or phenomenal accomplishments.
There are no presidents, kings, pirates or thieves. No... it is the genealogy
of courageous families who came to a new land to make a new life. It is the
genealogy of hard-working families who worked the farms, mined the coal and
worked in the mills. Everyday life was hard. Survival was often a struggle. Yet
they pursued the dreams they had...and they are the grass roots of our families.
Is my genealogy finished? Heavens no! As I attain one set of goals, a new set
is developed. Will my genealogy ever be finished? Probably not! Most
importantly, I want our children to know and be proud of their heritage... and
I want to share the greatness of our ancestors with the world.
If you find information from my genealogy that helps in your research...that's
great! If you have information I'm lacking...let's share! In the
meantime...read on and enjoy the documented family history and the family
stories that make the people come to life!
"How green was my valley"
I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are yet to come,
I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in
front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their
eyes were my eyes. As I felt, so they had felt and were to feel, as then,
as now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long
line that had no beginning and no end, and the hand of his father grasped my
father's hand, and his hand was in mine, and my son took my right hand, and
all up and down the line that stretched from time that was, to time that is,
and time that is not yet come, raised their hands to show the link, and
we were as one.
From :Ulster Ancestry
You will find many points in my files that need further study. I do not claim to
be the final authority on my files and all information is subject to further
research. It is hoped that the information provided, in these files, will
encourage more research. If this is done then I have accomplished my goal.