Posts Tagged ‘humor’

..and Wordless-ly Wednesday-ing

December 23, 2009

Knowlton Edward Carson  having a bit of fun

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Dear Genea-Santa

December 6, 2009

Dear Genea-Santa:

I know I don’t have a lot to show, but I really have been a really good Genea-Girl this year….It was a slow start.

I decided that I want to pursue my certification (CGRS) and possible start researching family histories professionally. I joined ProGen, and the National Genealogical Society. I have used my love for social networks to join Geneawise to learn from others.

I know that there are right ways and wrong ways to research, Genea-Santa…but I believe that networking with other Genealogists is a good way to learn what do to and how to get past stumbling blocks.

I also developed a new non-familial project. I found a photo album from a Knowlton Carson, and am going to be researching that family line. I hope to use him as the basis for my certification. So far I have found his parents, his Paternal Grandparents, his wife, her parents, and his children. I have even attempted to contact both of his daughters and am hoping that they will be gracious enough to let me interview them.

So there you have it my dear Genea-Santa, all I really want for Christmas is an interview with both of his daughters to provide some more clues.

Sincerely,

Staci
(AKA, Da Momma)

..and wondering what aspect of my life Star Wars hasn’t touched.

July 23, 2009

This was posted at GenealogyWise today…OMG, that is too funny.  And disturbingly probably accurate.

..And Laughing

July 14, 2009

Okay nothing too major today, just some Gene Pool funnies that I have found whilst roaming around looking for dead people.

One Liners:

  • Heredity: Everyone believes in it until their children act like fools!
  • I trace my family history so I will know who to blame.
  • Genealogy: A hay stack full of needles. It’s the threads I need.
  • A family reunion is an effective form of birth control
  • Old genealogists never die, they just lose their census
  • So many ancestors…so little time!
  • Whoever said “seek and ye shall find” was NOT a genealogist

 

Top 10 Indicators that you’ve become a GENE-AHOLICAuthor unknown

  1. You introduce your daughter as your descendent.
  2. You’ve never met any of the people you send e-mail to, even though you’re related.
  3. You can recite your lineage back eight generations, but can’t remember your nephew’s name.
  4. You have more photographs of dead people than living ones.
  5. You’ve ever taken a tape recorder and/or notebook to a family reunion.
  6. You’ve not only read the latest GEDCOM standard, but also you understand it.
  7. The local genealogy society borrows books from you.
  8. The only film you’ve seen in the last year was the 1880 census index.
  9. More than half of your CD collection is made up of marriage records or pedigrees.
  10. Your elusive ancestor has been spotted in more different places than Elvis!