Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - You Might be a Genealogist if ...

Hi genea-buffs - it's Saturday Night -- time for more Genealogy Fun!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is based on Katie O's post You Might Be a Genealogist If ... on the You Are Where You Came from blog:

"You might be a genealogist if . . . you know exactly what you want to get with your tax refund, and it's your great-great-great-grandmother's death certificate."

Here are the directions:

1)  Make up your own "You Might be a Genealogist if..." sayings.  One or more.  Lots.  The more the merrier.  You can use Katie's tax theme, or any other theme - you're completely free to make up anything you want!

2)  Tell us about them in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, in a Twitter feed, or in a Facebook status line or comment.

Here are mine:

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you love the thrill of the ancestry hunt.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you stop at every cemetery and take pictures of interesting stones.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you can"t wait to get into courthouse and library basements and storage rooms.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you know how to read a GEDCOM file.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... you love writing quality source citations.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... all the people in your social circle are genealogists.

*  You might be a genealogist if ... your friends at church tell you about their grandparents.

Your turn!!

Thank you to Katie O for the idea for this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun!

11 comments:

owlhart said...

You might be a genealogist if… you rush to the mailbox looking for mail addressed to you in your own handwriting

You might be a genealogist if… know more about deceased individuals in your family than you know about living ones

You might be a genealogist if… your only reason for having a Facebook account is to look for names you found in old message board posts

Eileen said...

You might be a genealogist if... on the birth of your first great-grandchild, you say, "Now I can do a four generation descendent chart."

BTW,my tax refund is going toward my Legacy cruise in the Fall.

Tina Sansone said...

Gtownma Genealogy's Saturday Night Fun link. This was a fun Challenge. Can not wait to read everyone's post.

Katie O. said...

Randy, I'm honored you liked this idea! I'll have a lot of fun reading everyone else's ideas!

GeneGinny said...

You might be a genealogist if...the FIRST place you stop when you're driving through a "new" town is either the county courthouse or the public library.

Carol said...

You might be a genealogist if you know that the local funeral home might be able to tell you just where that little and lost-to-you family cemetery is, I mean, they have to bury them, and they have to know where.

wendy said...

I just did mine! You can find it at: http://allmybranches.wordpress.com/2011/04/09/you-might-be-a-genealogist-if/

Geolover said...

You might be a genealogist if . . . you are more excited to verify vital dates and relationships by vital records, than you were to hear your grandmother tell them in nearly the same way! One of mine had excellent memories concerning her siblings, aunts and uncles, and grandparents, and was almost never wrong (only missed her paternal grandmother's four marriages).

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Kevin said...

You might be a genealogist if...all your elderly relatives are tired of you coming around asking questions.

Party of 5 said...

You might be a genealogist....if your 3 year old points out the cemeteries as you drive by them before you can!