Monday, 21 May 2012

A is for … Addicted

 "Family History Through the Alphabet challenge" ......  introduced by Alona Tester at Gould  




You just need to use the current letter for the week


(A, B, C etc. whatever week we’re up to, right through to Z), 


and connect it to someone, something, or a topic relating to 


your family that you’d like write about.


My immediate thought for A was ADDICTION.  


I am TOTALLY addicted to genealogy and researching my

family history.  


I love the thrill of the chase and the excitement of the discoveries.

I can't say I'm quite this bad but I do come close.


YOU KNOW YOU'RE AN ADDICTED GENEALOGIST
...when you brake for libraries.
...if you get locked in a library overnight and you never even notice.
...when you hyperventilate at the sight of an old cemetery.
...if you'd rather browse in a cemetery than a shopping mall.
...when you think every home should have a microfilm reader.
...if you'd rather read census schedules than a good book.
...when you know every town clerk in your state by name.
...if town clerks lock the doors when they see you coming.
...when you're more interested in what happened in 1697 than 1997.
...if you store your clothes under the bed and your closet is carefully stacked with notebooks and journals.
...if you can pinpoint Harrietsham, Hawkhurst, and Kent on a map of England, but can't locate Topeka, Kansas.
...when all your correspondence begins, "Dear Cousin,"
...if you've traced every one of your ancestral lines back to Adam and Eve, have it all fully documented, and still don't want to quit.

3 comments:

  1. Amen! Another addict annoying ancestors :)

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  2. May I add "when you can't write 2012 and always write 1912"?! LOL How many documents I've tried to sign a century or two ago!

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  3. I much prefer browsing a cemetery to a shopping centre!!!

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