Genealogy Pox is very contagious to adults!
Continual complaint as to need for names, dates, and places.
Patient has a blank expression and is sometimes deaf to spouse and children.
Has no taste for work of any kind except feverishly looking through records at the library and courthouse.
Has compulsion to write letters.
Swears at the mail carrier when he does not leave mail.
Frequents strange places, such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate country areas.
Makes secret calls at night.
Hides telephone bills from spouse.
The patient mumbles to himself and has a strange faraway look in his eyes.
Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal but grows progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogy magazines, and be given a quiet corner in the house where he or she can work alone.
The unusual nature of this disease is the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it.
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