“Trading Places”

NBC Nightly News has been running a series called “Trading Places: Caring for Your Parents,” that I have been following with great interest. Having been through this experience (I spent 14 years as caregiver for my parents both of whom are now deceased). It is a series that I think everyone should see. The series features some of the anchors and correspondents sharing their family stories. For example, Ann Curry also shared her story of caring for her father, and on the “Daily Nightly” readers can add their stories and comments. I submitted a post here about my own experiences (posts require approval before they show up on the site–I hope mine will make it).

You might ask what this has to do with genealogy? I would argue that it is a very important part. Our parents and families shape who we are. And to know ourselves we definitely must know our past–the good and the bad.