I have always love this particular piece of furniture. Mom bought it when she owned the quilting shop and it was a great place for the smaller notions. She gave it to her mother a little while back. This is what it holds now.
My grandmother married my grandfather in 1943. She started doing genealogy in 1948 a year prior to her baptism into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1949. She started with notebooks.
There are piles and piles of notebooks, with dates, names, facts and interesting tidbits. Not all the information was complete as she researched her ancestors, but the notebooks continued to be filled and missing pieces were added as they were found.
My Guelitos (grandparents) asked me one day to come and take a photograph of their "legacy", their work.
It's impossible to photograph the magnitude of 20,000+ names. How does one show the love and dedication? Perhaps it's in the light that shines in their eyes, of knowing they have done all they can and continuing to do more.
It's our legacy.