Every family has a story, some are shared and others are swept under the rug. Concern for the feelings of living family members, as well as the fear of what the public might think, are just a few of the reasons for keeping stories hidden. Some people know the sins of the past, while others stumble upon them while researching. The question then becomes: Do we share these secrets? If we decide to share what we have uncovered, then how will it affect the ones we love? As genealogists, every story should be recorded regardless of whether or not you decide to share the story with family and/or friends. These stories are a part of our family’s lives and could unlock the clues as to why we are the way we are today.