Genealogy Humor

I regretfully decline your offer to interact socially.
I'm doing genealogy.

If you don't know history, then you don't know anything.
You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.

Some of my favorite genealogy treasures
are what my ancestors tried to hide.

Microfilm:  let's call it a night

You know you're addicted to genealogy when you have more pictures of ancestors than your living relatives on your walls.

Genealogy without sources is Mythology

Genealogical pay dirt is discovering the ancestor who was the family packrat.

Murphy's Law of Genealogy
If one brother is left out of the genealogy of a family, guess whose ancestor he will be?

Try searching criminal records for your father's family history.

Greetings from Ellis Island
Birthplace of pronounceable last names

Martha was upset that the German website was in a foreign language.

Two hundred years from now, historians could be looking for you.  What do you want them to find?

Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past.
Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you.
Deuteronomy 32:7

making things difficult for a thousand years

Don't kid yourself

So, you uh
wanna be more than just cousins?

History remembers only the celebrated.
Genealogy remembers them all.
Laurence Overmire

Walking, I am listening to a deeper way.
Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me.
Be still, they say.  Watch and listen.
You are the result of the love of thousands."
Linda Hogan

Like branches on a tree, we may grow in different directions,
yet our roots remain as one.

Any old family tree will do.

This is your side of the family, you realize.

You know you're addicted to genealogy when
you bought your own tombstone to make sure your place of birth and parents names are on it.

The other F word

DNA/Genetic Genealogy

Biology: The only science where multiplication and division mean the same thing.

Mom:  You gave me something dad never could.  (mtDNA)

I knew mitochondria back before they signed with Eukarya.

Just how closely related were your parents?

Sisters: different flowers from the same garden.

A great party is when everyone joins in the gene pool.

Richard III  Hide and seek world record holder 1485 - 2013

I was able to trace your ancestry, but remember, I'm only the messenger here.

Your chromosomes have combined beautifully.

mitochondria and bacterial DNA

Sticky ends of recombinant DNA

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