"You might be a genealogist if . . . you know exactly what you want to get with your tax refund, and it's your great-great-great-grandmother's death certificate." Here are the directions:
1) Make up your own "You Might be a Genealogist if..." sayings. One or more. Lots. The more the merrier. You can use Katie's tax theme, or any other theme - you're completely free to make up anything you want! 2) Tell us about them in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, in a Twitter feed, or in a Facebook status line or comment.
Here are mine:
1. You might be a genealogist if ... you send SASE and blank Family Group sheets to your family with your Christmas cards. 2. You might be a genealogist if ... the first thing you ask someone new you meet is where their ancestors come from and then offer to look it up for them if they don't know. 3. You might be a genealogist if ... a bill collector calls about a late payment and she ends up telling you how her family was on the ship that rescued the survivors of the Titanic. Of course you encourage the conversation because it buys you some extra time to pay that late payment!
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."
"Though God cannot alter the past, historians can."— Samuel Butler