Follow the paper trail. Genealogy buffs do extensive research, enthusiastically searching for information on ancestors. The history of those who have gone before helps us link our past to the present. From Babylon to the Bethlehem Babe, our Father left a trail.
“So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen, from David to the Babylonian exile (deportation) fourteen generations, from the Babylonian exile to the Christ fourteen generations (Matthew 1:17 Amplified Bible).” The genealogy of Jesus has no missing link.