Genealogy Related Stories, Facts, Reflection, Amusement and Jokes

   ROLL Reunion
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GENEALOGIST'S PRAYER: "God grant me the serenity to accept the ancestors I cannot find, the courage to find the ones I can, and the wisdom to document thoroughly."


If you could see your Ancestors all standing in a row,
Would you be proud of them or not - or don't you really know?
Some strange discoveries are made in climbing family trees
And some of them, you know, do not particularly please.

If you could see your ancestors all standing in a row,
There might be some of them perhaps you wouldn't care to know.
But here's another question which requires a different view:
If you could meet your Ancestors, would they be proud of you?

Author Unknown


German-Russian Trivia:


Genealogy-Related Trivia:


One-liners for Genealogists:

1. My family coat of arms ties at the back... is that normal?
2. My ancestors must be in a witness protection program! 
3. Shake your family tree and watch the nuts fall! 
4. My hobby is genealogy; I raise dust bunnies as pets. 
5. How can one ancestor cause so much TROUBLE? 
6. I looked into my family tree and found out I was a sap. 
7. I'm not stuck, I'm ancestrally challenged. 
8. I'm searching for myself; have you seen me? 
9. If only people came with pull-down menus and on-line help... 
10. Isn't genealogy fun? The answer to 1 problem leads to 2 more! 
11. Never mind the children, do you know where your 2nd Great Grandparents are tonight? 
12. A family reunion is an effective form of birth control. 
13. After 30 days, unclaimed ancestors will be adopted. 
14. Any family tree produces some lemons, some nuts, and a few bad apples. 
15. Ever find an ancestor HANGING from the family tree? 
16. FLOOR: The place for storing your priceless genealogy records. 
17. Gene-Allergy: It's a contagious disease, but we love it.
18. Genealogists are time unravelers. 
19. Genealogy is like playing hide and seek: They hide... we seek! 
20. Genealogy: Tracing yourself back to better people. 
21. "Crazy" is a relative term in my family. 
22. A pack rat is hard to live with, but makes a fine ancestor. 
23. I think my ancestors had several "Bad heir" days. 
24. I'm always late. My relatives arrived in America on the JUNE flower. 
25. Only a Genealogist regards a step backwards as progress. 
26. Heredity: Everyone believes in it until their children act like fools! 
27. It's an unusual family that hath neither a lady of the evening or a thief. 
28. Many a family tree needs pruning. 
29. Shh! Be very, very quiet.... I'm hunting forebears. 
30. Snobs talk as if they had begotten their own ancestors! 
31. That's strange: half my ancestors are WOMEN! 
32. I'm not sick, I've just got fading genes. 
33. Genealogists live in the past lane. 
34. Cousins marrying cousins: Very tangled roots! 
35. Cousins marrying cousins: A non-branching family tree.
36. All right! Everybody out of the gene pool! 
37. Always willing to share my ignorance... 
38. Documentation... The hardest part of genealogy. 
39. Genealogy: Chasing your own tale! 
40. Genealogy... will I ever find time to mow the lawn again? 
41. That's the problem with the gene pool: NO Lifeguards. 
42. I researched my family tree... and apparently I don't exist!

by Ernest Bullimore

ROLL Reunion

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