Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your Family and Genealogy


It's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!!


For this week's mission (should you decide to accept it), I want you to:


1)  Tell us how your family members (parents, children, grandchildren, spouse, siblings, cousins, aunts/uncles, etc.) react to your genealogy addict er, hobb, er, interests!  Do they accept it, cooperate with you, listen to your experiences and accomplishments, or not?

2)  Do you have any funny stories about your family members' interest in or with genealogy?  Tell us!

3)  Share your report in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook status post, or a Google+ stream post.  

Here's mine:

1)  My wife, Angel Linda, tolerates my genealogy addiction.  She doesn't want to do any research herself, but is interested in hearing the stories of her ancestors.  I tested this with my presentation of "Discovering Jane's Roots in California, Australia and England" recently - she didn't react badly when I told her, and the GSNOCC audience, "Linda - your third great-grandmother was a slut."  She really enjoys going to conferences, cruises, or genealogy vacations in distant places as long as she can shop, swim, and, most importantly, talk to people that she meets and can tell them her life stories.  That's good, because we're doing four next year (RootsTech, NGS, SCGS, LFT cruise).

My daughters are happy that I have something that I am passionate about that keeps me intellectually active and in the Genealogy Cave (they always seem to know where I am).  However, they have showed absolutely no interest in doing any research or even learning about their ancestry, at least not yet.  They are way too busy with their own lives and raising my grandchildren.  The grandchildren are almost old enough now to play some of Lorine Schulze's family fun games, heh heh!  I have big plans!

My brothers and my cousins appreciate what I do, but have no interest in doing it themselves.  They like the yearly Seaver-Richmond Family Journal that I send them at Christmas time with photos and stories.  We enjoy visiting with them, and even going to ancestral homes and cemeteries in Massachusetts, but that happens only occasionally.  

2)  A funny story - see A Cure for Insomnia.

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4 comments:

Yvonne Demoskoff said...

Another great idea for SNGF! I've responded on my blog:
http://yvonnesgenealogyblog.blogspot.ca/2012/09/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your.html

Liz said...

Here's mine: http://gatapleytree.blogspot.com/2012/09/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your.html

Thanks, Randy, for another great idea for a blog post. I'm glad to be back to posting again!

Jason Crews said...

Here is mine: http://genealogysphere.blogspot.com/2012/09/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-your.html

There is a great story about how I was able to help an adopted Grand Uncle find his birth family!

Nick and Sarah said...

My family enjoys hearing about stories/interesting people I unearth, though are not interested in doing research. My husband was most recently very excited to hear about his exceedingly unattractive blond half-Cherokee 4-times great-grandfather who reportedly fathered over 50 children (I'm still working on verifying this claim).
What is the journal you give at Christmas? I've tried for years to think of a genealogy-related gift to give. I'd love to hear about your idea.
Love your blog! Thanks!