Letters: May 10, 1999

DREAMS OF GENEALOGY

"You need to be aware that all your ancestors have contributed to your existence, not just a few. And no one more than any other." KENNETH L. ARTISS Rockville, Md.

Thank you for bringing to the public's attention the incredible uses of the Internet for family history and genealogical research [FAMILY, April 19]. However, I take issue with the statement that genealogy is America's "latest obsession." Americans have always had a strong interest in genealogy. Perhaps it is because we still regard ourselves as such a new people, and we are seeking to prove our deep roots elsewhere....

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