Quotable Friday

Today’s quote comes from one of our regular genealogy researchers that responded as part of our participation in the Society of American Archivists Call to Action #5: Why do Archives Matter?

As a genealogist, archives are critical to my research.  Archives aren’t just storage facilities.  They allow us to take a walk back in time to learn what life was like in centuries past.  Archives are a treasure trove of stories about our ancestors, their friends and families, and the communities in which they lived.  Without archives, our ancestors would just be names, dates, and places; our history would have no dimension, no texture.   It is within these stories of our ancestors that we find our own.

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