Randy Seaver, of Genea-Musings, posted his SNGF via Michael John Neill’s RootDig post, 10 Signs You Have Genealogy OCD, and asked fellow geneabloggers to post their own 10 Signs of Genealogy OCD. So here are mine:
- You overhear people at church, the supermarket, or standing in any line, mention they are headed to Connecticut, Michigan, Ohio, or Indiana for vacation and tell them that you have ancestors buried there.
- You see an ancestral name on one of your fellow geneablogger’s websites or blog and ask them for a gedcom in order to determine if you are distantly related.
- Your spouse asks you if you know anyone buried there each time you pass a cemetery.
- You check for library books that mention your ancestor’s regiment in the Civil War in hopes of finding a picture that he might be in.
- You read everything you can about Abraham Lincoln because the story passed down mentions that your great-grandfather shook hands with him in hopes of figuring out where, when and how that might have occured.
- You check familysearch.org several times a day hoping that there are new or updated databases for Ohio and Indiana.
- You pester your local library about getting Ancestry Library edition because your 6 month free trial from your FTM 2011 software ran out and you really only got to use it for about 30 days.
- You schedule your Friday nights around “Who Do You Think You Are?” when they have new shows.
- Your family knows your genealogy “happy dance” all too well and scatter before you can tell them why you are excited and what new information you’ve found.
- The only genealogy information your family wants to hear about is when there are scandals involved – and the closer the ancestor – the better!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this – have you seen yourself in any of mine?