"We are the children of many sires,
and every drop of blood in us
in its turn ... betrays its ancestor."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton,
you may as well make it dance.
~ George Bernard Shaw ~
Why waste your money looking up your family tree?
Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you!
~ Mark Twain ~
Genealogy is not fatal ...
but it is a grave disease.
Having children is hereditary ...
If your parents hadn't had any, neither could you!
Genealogists never die ...
they just lose their census!
Genealogy is the only hobby
where dead people can excite you!
Life is too short and you're dead too long!
Genealogists Collect Dead Relatives.
Genealogists do it with a will!
Genealogist do it in Cemeteries!
Every family tree has its sap.
A genealogist is one who chases his own tale!
People who depend on their family tree for status
should shake it first.
What this country needs is more family trees
that will produce more lumber and fewer nuts!
The Will you need is in the safe on board the Titanic.
There once was a man who paid a genealogist $500.00 to look up his family history ... then paid another $1,000.00 to keep quiet about it!
Obituaries are where people are just dying for you
to read about them.
(What a grave situation!)