Root Genealogical Records: 1600-1870; Comprising the General History of the Root and Roots Families in America (Classic Reprint)

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Years. Only those who have passed the buoyant, imaginative days Of youth, when the mind is dwelling in bright anticipation upon the future, and. Have reached the years of mature feeling, begin to look back seriously upon the past, linking in their thoughts with the memories of generations gone by. In every family conneé'cion, those who have cherished ancient documents and family pedigrees, and preserved faé'ts communicated by aged relatives, form the honorable exception to the general rule Of negligence. If, however, in times past we have as a people earned the title Of Young America in respect to the reck less manner in which we have consigned valuable information to Oblivion, instead of entrusting it as a sacred legacy to gene rations following, there has been within a few years a reaétion in the public mind favorable to the pursuit Of antiquarian re searches, and to the advancement Of'a better knowledge Of family history in our land. The numerous Ecclesiastical and Town Histories, Genealogies, and other works of this class with which the press is teeming, show a laudable desire on the part of many to rescue from Oblivion the memorials Of the original. Settlers Of our country and their descendants, and are taking their appropriate place in literature. However imperfeét they may be, they will at least be highly appreciated by future generations. The organization of numerous Genealogical SO cieties, and their successful Operation, manifests the same pre.

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