I was about halfway through the book when my cousin Cheryl, of Two Sides of the Ocean, wrote and asked if I'd read it yet. She'd also picked it up after Jasia's review and had just finished it. She's not the only one, either--the book is enjoying a good deal of attention among other geneabloggers too.
I don't know why I forgot to pull quotes from the book as I read. I usually notice a good observation when I read it, and I write it down either on a tiny scrap of paper which will then float around among the papers on my desk for years to come, or if I'm anywhere near the computer, I type it into Notepad with the appropriate citation details. But I didn't think to do that this time.
I often find myself in need of quotations pertaining to family history and genealogy. Luckily, Nancy pulled some excellent Luxenberg quotes at My Ancestors and Me. I get by with a little help from my friends!
What about you? Do you collect quotations about these subjects? I invite you to share your favorites, either as a Comment or in a post on your own blog. If you choose the latter, please leave a link in the Comments here so I don't miss it.
See also Dead and Gone and Still Private, an article by Steve Luxenberg about the accessibility of old medical records.