May all your research be productive, all your links connected
May every name you recognise, be a relative" anew"
But if this doesn't happen, and you feel you are bogged down
Remember life is so much easier, with a smile and not a frown...
For just when all seems pointless, and the dates they never match,
Remember just one step further, and you could find another batch
Of names and dates and places, to help you on your way
Of new found friends around the world, to whom you say 'gidday'!
So sharpen up the pencils, have the notepads nice and new
And kickstart the friendly emails, as I share my notes with you.