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From: "Spencer and Audrey" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] offsubject Humor
Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2001 16:45:25 -0500
Just though I'd share a little geneology humor that I found on my trees.com!
Genealogy-You Know You Are Addicted When:
by Cindy Carman
a.. You frequently vacation in Salt Lake City and you don't ski.
b.. You've actually read the lastest GEDCOM standard.
c.. When someone asks if you like fish you reply "Only if the microfilm reader magnifies it enough".
d.. Your car bears a bumper sticker that reads "WARNING! I brake for cemeteries".
e.. At your death your Will demands that your obituary be listed in 55 different newspapers so your descendants will be able to find it.
Top Ten Signs You've Hired a Bad Professional Genealogist
a.. 10. He brings a sample book of Pedigrees for you to pick from.
b.. 9. He charges you $2500 to photocopy the entire New York City phone Directory.
c.. 8. He tells you he photocopied the New York City Phone Directory because your surname appeared on every page. Your surname is Page.
d.. 7. His credentials include a Certificate from the book "Professional Genealogy for Dummies".
e.. 6. His list of important pedigrees he has researched include "Two Modern Day Monarchs Burger King and Dairy Queen".
f.. 5. He lists the proof for your connection to the Royal lines as "Psychic Hotline".
g.. 4. His motto is "Don't confuse me with the facts."
h.. 3. He shows you his Accreditation Certificate and you see a Cracker Jack symbol in the corner.
i.. 2. He promises to prove the burial place of your ancestor only if you furnish the shovel. And the number one Sign You've Hired a Bad Professional Genealogist:
j.. 1. After you've sent your Family History Manuscript to the printer he tells you, "April Fools! I made up the whole thing."
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