Sunday, December 16, 2007

Just for Laughs with Genealogy

Harriet saw this on a genealogy site, author unknown. It seems to ring true:

Top Ten Indicators That You've Become a Gene-Aholic
10. You introduce your daughter as your descendent.
9. You've never met any of the people you send e-mail to, even though you're related.
8. You can recite your lineage back 8 generations, but can't remember your nephew's name.
7. You have more photographs of dead people than living ones.
6. You have taken a tape recorder and/or a notebook to a family reunion.
5. You have not only read the latest GEDCOM standards, you understand them.
4. The local genealogy society borrows books from you.
3. The only film you have seen in the last year was the 1880 census index.
2. More than half of your CD collection is made up of back-ups of your genealogy data base.
1. Your elusive ancestors have been spotted in more places than Elvis

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