In her final article for the Albuquerque Tribune, Mary Penner tells us just why our ancestors are important. Read Learning About Your Past is an Awesome Journey. Her reason that she gives for doing her genealogy is also the reason why I research my own family history.
It's just too bad that the Tribune folded. Hopefully, Mary Penner will find another place to do her weekly columns.
P.S., this link may dissappear at the end of March when the website is slated to close. So check out this article now.