"Every family has a story that it tells itself, that it passes down to the children and grandchildren. The story grows over the years, mutates, some parts are sharpened, others dropped, and there is often debate about what really happened. But even with these different sides of the same story, there is still agreement that this is the family story." ~ A.M. Homes ~ Sorting through all of these events and emotions is the sometimes (oftentimes!) thankless job of the family genealogist.