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As the end of the year approaches, it’s a good time for all you genealogists to reflect on the passage of time, your achievements and those of your ancestors.
Here are two poems to remind us of what we owe our ancestors!
Were you scared to cross the vast sea of blue, only knowing where you were going by the stories of others? 

Did you go in hope of a new and better life, or because you had to?

Did you cry as you left your homeland?

Why Mauritius? Did you have friends and family already there, or did you not have any aquaintance here?

Thank you for coming to Mauritius.

Thank You

ALL STANDING IN A ROW – author unknown
If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
Would you be proud of them,
Or don’t you really know?
Some strange discoveries are made
In climbing family trees,
And some of them, you know,
Do not particularly please.
If you could see your ancestors
All standing in a row,
There might be some of them, perhaps,
You wouldn’t care to know.
But here’s another question, which
Requires a different view–
If you could meet your ancestors,
Would they be proud of you?

If anyone knows who wrote the Mauritius poem, please let us know!
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