HE extraordinary stimulus given to researches in the genealogical field by the various patriotic societies, is one of the happy signs of the times. He activities Of commercial, and the blandishments Of social life, the mad race for wealth and the pathetic struggle for the necessities of daily existence, the indifference of many to everything outside and beyond their own personal and narrow circle, and the lack of opportunity in others have, until quite recently, made the work of the genealogist an exceptional and unappreciated labor. When men are concerned only about their present condition and individual interests, caring nothing for ancestry or posterity, they live in a very small world, and, like the squirrel playing in its cage, fancy they are happy. But that which now is, is the result of what has been. NO man liveth unto himself and no man dieth unto himself was the conclusion of an ancient and revered philosopher, and he who cares nothing for those whose transmitted name he bears, and who have written that name high up among the records of Of the race, is lacking in the essentials of a self-respecting manhood. And the world has too many Of this sort of people.