"LEST WE FORGET"
Many years ago I sat in a meeting with my children. Three of them were teenagers, and were becoming restless. I gave them a challenge, along with paper and pencil, and asked them to fill in a 4-generation pedigree chart, listing their grandparents, etc. I was shocked to see that they didn't even know the name of my father, who had died when I was 19 days old, serving his country in WWII. I decided right then that this would not remain a blank chart for them.
"A LIFE THAT IS NOT DOCUMENTED IS A LIFE THAT WITHIN A GENERATION OR TWO WILL LARGELY BE LOST TO MEMORY."
What a tragedy this is to those ancestors of ours who have sacrificed so much on our behalf.
Knowledge of our ancestors shapes us and instills within us values that give direction and meaning to our lives.
The work of gathering and sharing Family History is a personal responsibility. To this end I dedicate this site to the:
LOVING MEMORY OF MY FATHER
Joseph Morrison Harley
(7 July 1920 - 10 April 1945)