Monday, September 7, 2015

Labor Day "tribute"

I may be reaching a bit here on the intent of the Labor Day celebration, but....

Many family history researchers are anxious to tie into a royal line, a US President, or some famous historical personage. Take today to stop and pay tribute to our "regular ancestors."

The majority or our ancestors were farmers, day laborers, carpenters, blacksmiths, tailors, jewelers, wheelwrights, shopkeepers, tavern keepers, teamsters [wagon driver type teamsters], machinists, railroaders, brewers, or any of a number of other "regular professions."

Celebrate the common folk! Get back to the nobles and politicians tomorrow.

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