Saturday, August 21, 2010

Interesting genea-tweets... you can't make this stuff up!

From recent Twitter feeds... I don't follow any of these folks!

RCSeth Evolution goes to the heart of who we are, what we are. It is my family geneology, and I am learning all I can about who/what we all are..

itsAsyaLyn 2day i went 2 a geneology place&found out im Canadian thts so kewl!Wen thy told me i was jumping&screaming"THATS WERE @justinbieber IS FROM"

DeeLovem I want someone to trace my geneology all the way back..#nw #WhoDoYouThinkYouAre

MedinaJ_ RT @SuckaFreeLA: RT @MedinaJ_: -Papa was a rolling stone, it's in my ancestry...---Medina Hendrix!

ScottHabowski #Republicans are the best proof of ape-like ancestry for humans. They're scared of new things and fling poop at anything they don't like.

diorama oooh how exciting! I got an email from a possible relative of a very dead maybe related relative on

goNEMO lol he's not italian lol he's greek...either way theyr ancestry is a random one lol

iscoff I visited and discovered that I'm descended from a long line of intergalactic sex criminals!

colsonwhitehead Always knew dad was lying when he said we had no inbreeding in our ancestry.Then why do I look like my sister's sister?

LaceyWaters ancestry is so boring. Out of all of these photos some are 100 years old and as yet NO ONE IS BLONDE

KnoxvilleRob Just joined a team of grizzled paper bonehunters at the Convention center for day. (@ Knoxville Convention Center)

CoachDanFoster I'm officially addicted to What a great site. I've traced back three lines to the 14th century. Amazing history!

AndySDavies good grief it's warm, my welsh ancestory isn't designed for these tempretures, then you add in the English, Scottish and Scandinavian!

Ancestoryfamily Check out my free (beta) multi media family tree builder add film sound pics, pdf,s doc's & geo-tags very cool

agirlinglass Treat the earth well...We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,we borrow it from our Children. ~Ancient Indian Proverb

Drys Walk round Bloomsbury with friend doing her "where my ancestors lived" research means I look at an area I know well w/ new eyes. #genealogy

Yoli7794 If you trace your family tree back 25 generations, you will have 33,554,432 direct ancestors - assuming no incest was involved. #randomfact

shotgunconcepts interesting to think about @jeffpulver's idea that future generations will use your web statuses as geneology research about you #140conf

I thought that my readers would be interested in seeing what is being posted on Twitter these days. This was a selection using keywords, and I tried not to include offensive tweets. All misspellings are not mine! There is some wisdom and humor on Twitter about genealogy, but also some fairly disgusting and useless chatter. I like the last one best!


Linda McCauley said...

Wonder how many minutes it took the guy to trace 3 generations back to the 14th century.

Susan Petersen said...

It was these kind of tweets that caused me to wipe out on last week's 52 Weeks to Better Genealogy Challenge on using Twitter. Twitter just makes no sense to me at all and these posts prove it! Thanks, Randy. I feel normal again.

Cynthia Shenette said...

Every once in a while I think I should join Twitter. Then I think maybe not. Guess which way I'm leaning today...

Carol Yates Wilkerson said...

Oh Randy, what a hoot! I use Twitter all the time for genealogy and have never seen such good stuff. I will have to check more often.

Elyse Doerflinger said...

There are stupid people in every group or on every website. So you can't judge the tweets of a few stupid people as if they apply to the entire website. With all the useless chatter that does go on, there is a lot of great information too. I love sharing links with people or posting my research problems. Other genealogists are so nice and always willing to help or offer a suggestion. The beauty of Twitter is that I can get a reply within minutes.

James Tanner said...

Thanks, I guess I still have more to write about.