We are living in extraordinary times and everyone is trying to play their part.  Whether you are on the frontline in the NHS or self-isolating, even just practicing social distancing, everything we do no matter how great or small matters. What role can a genealogist play? As well as helping neighbours, friends and family where possible, I want to do a very small thing and that is to post words of encouragement from the past to help us today. I will be trawling through my old family documents to find words that although written 100 years or more ago can encourage and inspire us today.  

Written by EM Davies on 29 August 1922 

“We cannot all be heroes and fill a hemisphere

With some great noble venture, some deed that mocks at fear

But we can fill our daily lives with kindly acts & true

There’s always noble service for noble souls to do”

“As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men”