Once upon a time (as all good fables should begin), there was a tribe of people called the Genealogists. They were good people and tried to emulate their ancestors. They pursued many occupations, but all were dedicated to finding out and publishing the Great Deeds of their ancestors. They were happy in their mission (except when they found out bad things about their ancestors). Some were beginners and didn't know what to do, but others, who had been seeking out the Great Deeds of the ancestors for a long time, helped them.
"The Genealogists and the Keepers of the Records: A Fable,"
The Primary Source: Vol. 24
, Article 6.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/theprimarysource/vol24/iss1/6