You know you’re taking genealogy too seriously if

The local genealogy society borrows books from you.

More than half of your CD collection is made up of marriage records or pedigrees.

To put the ‘final touches’ on your genealogical research, you’ve asked all of your closest relatives to provide DNA samples.

You have more photographs of dead people than living ones.

You introduce your children as your descendants.

Your house leans slightly toward the side where your genealogical records are stored.

You’ve never met any of the people you send e-mail to, even though you’re related.

You’ve not only read the latest GEDCOM standard, but also you understand it.


. A thief who stole a calendar got twelve months.
. When the smog lifts in Los Angeles U.C.L.A.
. The batteries were given out free of charge.
. A dentist married a manicurist. They fought tooth and nail.
. A will is a dead giveaway.
. With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.
. A boiled egg is hard to beat.
. When you’ve seen one shopping center you’ve seen a mall.
. A bicycle can’t stand alone; it’s just two tired.
. When a clock is hungry it goes back four seconds.
. The guy who fell onto an upholstery machine is now fully recovered.
. He had a photographic memory which was never developed.
. When she saw her first strands of grey hair she thought she’d dye.
. Acupuncture is a jab well done. That’s the point of it.
. Those who get too big for their pants will be totally exposed in the end.