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Those Artifacts Could Be A Distance Away

It’s possible that a family bible‚ set of letters‚ or other artifact from your family is housed a significant distance from where your ancestors actually lived. An aunt of mine lived her life in western Illinois. A quilt she made in the late 19th century is in a museum in Michigan. The reference came up […]

People are always sending me their jokes…so I decided to compile them here.  Some I stole off the internet…others were sent to me.  If you see a duplicate…please let me know…in the mean time get busy laughing!  If you have a good clean joke that is related to genealogy…shake up the tree and send it to us.  We will give you credit and link to your website or email if you like.

  • My family coat of arms ties at the back….is that normal?
  • My family tree is a few branches short! All help appreciated.
  • My ancestors must be in a witness protection program!
  • Shake your family tree and watch the nuts fall!
  • My hobby is genealogy; I raise dust bunnies as pets.
  • How can one ancestor cause so much TROUBLE?
  • I looked into my family tree and found out I was a sap.
  • I’m not stuck I’m ancestrally challenged.
  • I’m searching for myself; have you seen me?
  • If only people came with pull-down menus and on-line help…
  • Isn’t genealogy fun? The answer to one problem leads to two more!
  • It’s 2000… Do you know where your-Gr-Gr-Grandparents are?
  • A family reunion is an effective form of birth control.
  • A family tree can wither if nobody tends its roots.
  • A new cousin a day keeps the boredom away.
  • After 30 days unclaimed ancestors will be adopted.
  • Am I the only person up my tree… sure seems like it.
  • Any family tree produces some lemons some nuts and a few bad apples.
  • Can a first cousin once removed … RETURN?
  • FLOOR: The place for storing your priceless genealogy records.
  • Gene-Allergy: It’s a contagious disease but I love it.
  • Genealogists are time unravelers.
  • Genealogy is like playing hide and seek: They hide… I seek!
  • Genealogy: Tracing yourself back to better people.
  • “Crazy” is a relative term in my family.
  • A pack rat is hard to live with but makes a fine ancestor.
  • I want to find ALL of them! So far I only have a few thousand.
  • I should have asked them BEFORE they died!
  • I think my ancestors had several “Bad heir” days.
  • I’m always late. My ancestors arrived on the JUNEflower.
  • Only a Genealogist regards a step backwards as progress.
  • Share your knowledge; it is a way to achieve immortality.
  • Heredity: Everyone believes in it until their children act like fools!
  • It’s an unusual family that hath neither a lady of the evening or a thief.
  • Many a family tree needs pruning.
  • Shh! Be very very quiet…. I’m hunting forebearers.
  • Snobs talk as if they had begotten their own ancestors!
  • That’s strange: half my ancestors are WOMEN!
  • I’m not sick; I’ve just got fading genes.
  • Genealogists live in the past lane.
  • Cousins marrying cousins: Very tangled roots!
  • Cousins marrying cousins: A non-branching family tree.
  • All right! Everybody out of the gene pool!
  • Always willing to share my ignorance…
  • Documentation… The hard part.
  • Genealogy: Chasing your own tale!
  • Genealogy… will I ever find time to mow the lawn again?
  • All the really important information is on that missing page
  • I researched my family tree… and apparently I don’t exist!
  • Infertility is hereditary:  If your parents didnt have any children neither will you.



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