Author Topic: Observations on Genealogy and those who are addicted to it.  (Read 2048 times)

Michael Thompson

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Could have put this in the jokes area, but we can always use a light touch here too, right?

My family coat of arms ties at the back ... is that normal?

My family tree is a few branches short! All help
appreciated.

My ancestors must be in a witness protection program!

Shake your family tree and watch the nuts fall!

My hobby is genealogy; I raise dust bunnies as pets.

How can one ancestor cause so much TROUBLE?!

I looked into my family tree and found out I was a sap ...

I'm not stuck -- I'm ancestrally challenged.

I'm searching for myself; have you seen me?

If only people came with pull-down menus and on-line help
...

Isn't genealogy fun? The answer to one problem leads to two
more!

It's 2012 ... Do you know where your G-G-Grandparents are?

A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots.

A new cousin a day keeps the boredom away.

After 30 days, unclaimed ancestors will be adopted.

Any family tree produces some lemons, some nuts, and a few
bad apples.

Ever find an ancestor HANGING from the family tree?

FLOOR: The place for storing your priceless genealogy
records.

Gene-Allergy: It's a contagious disease but I love it.

Genealogists are time unravelers.

Genealogy is like playing hide and seek: They hide ... I
seek!

Genealogy: Tracing yourself back to better people.

"Crazy" is a relative term in my family.

A pack rat is hard to live with but makes a fine ancestor.

I want to find ALL of them! So far I only have a few
thousand.

I should have asked them BEFORE they died!

I think my ancestors had several "bad heir" days.

I'm always late. My ancestors arrived on the JUNE flower.

Only a genealogist regards a step backwards as progress.

Share your knowledge -- it is a way to achieve immortality.

Heredity: Everyone believes in it until their children act
like fools!

It's an unusual family that hath neither a lady of the
evening nor a thief.

Many a family tree needs pruning.

Shh! Be very, very quiet ... I'm hunting forebears.

Snobs talk as if they had begotten their own ancestors!

That's strange: half my ancestors are WOMEN!

I'm not sick, I've just got fading genes.

Genealogists live in the past lane.

All right! Everybody out of the gene pool!

Always willing to share my ignorance ...

Documentation ... the hardest part of genealogy.

Genealogy: Chasing your own tale!

Genealogy ... will I ever find time to mow the lawn again?

That's the problem with the gene pool: NO lifeguards.

I researched my family tree ... and apparently I don't
exist!
The Reivers Ride Again!

Parker Thomson

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Re: Observations on Genealogy and those who are addicted to it.
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2012, 06:57:16 PM »
Wow, Michael.  That's a lot of family stuff!
DENY US NOT

Thomas Thompson

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Re: Observations on Genealogy and those who are addicted to it.
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2012, 12:39:30 PM »
I think I saw my family history in a couple of those pearls of wisdom.
Tom

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Re: Observations on Genealogy and those who are addicted to it.
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2012, 07:54:28 PM »
I LOVED IT! Thanks for posting your "observations" for all of us!   ;D

Being from West Virginia, I might be able to add a few 'down-home' observations on family relationships too.......but they can be really scary to a genealogist!  :o

Thomas B. Thompson

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Re: Observations on Genealogy and those who are addicted to it.
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2012, 08:48:56 PM »
My father's side of the famaily are from kentucky and talk about scary genealogy.
I have an aunt who also is my cousin  ----long story!!!!!

Tom (indiana)

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Re: Observations on Genealogy and those who are addicted to it.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 09:17:55 AM »
Probably not that long.  ;D

Not that unusual for small towns in the mountains of Va, W.Va, and Kentucky. After initial settlement, the hollers tended to be self-sustaining for the most part before good roads were built. Before the Interstates, there really were places where "you can't get there from here."

(Not just in America either...I have a tangle of ancestral Thompsons in York that's genealogically hopeless.)