Climbing Family Trees: Genealogy Pox

Climbing Family Trees

More great stories, poems, and helpful hints about genealogy and searching for your family's roots from the twin authors of "Climbing Family Trees: Whispers In The Leaves"

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Genealogy Pox

GENEALOGY POXWarning: NO KNOW CURE(Very contagious to mature adults) SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has a blank _expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses. Has compulsion to write letters. Swears at the mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places such as, cemeteries, ruins and remote, desolated country areas. Makes secret calls. Hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has strange faraway look in eyes. TREATMENT: Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend Genealogy workshops, subscribe to Genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where they can be alone.REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is - the sicker the patient gets, the more he enjoys it. Author unknown

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