My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings has given us his weekly Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge for today.  It is: "Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Think about the question: Why do I pursue genealogy and family history research? and  2) Tell us about it on your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment on Facebook."

There are too many reasons, so let's begin with the obvious. I want to know who all my ancestors were, and I mean all of them.
I want to be late for just about every appointment, because I need that last bit of information.
I want to be glued to the computer or have my nose in a library book.
I want to starve myself, because I won't get up to eat.
I want to get fat because I won't exercise because I want to be at the computer.
I want to get a sore back, sore hands and have eye problems because of the computer...need to blame the problems on something.
I want a messy house, because other things take priority.
I want a hobby that makes me appear smart.
I want to talk about genealogy and have others look strangely at me.
I want a hobby that doesn't cost too much.
I want to wear Genea-Blogger beads one of these days.
I want my non-genealogy fb friends to see all my fb friends, and think, "she knows a lot of people all over the United States, Canada, and So. Korea."
I want to meet somebody just like me.
I want people to think, "This doesn't sound like Barbara."


Bill West said...

LOL, Barbara! Great list!

A rootdigger said...

I agree with the one I want to starve myself, because i don't want to get up and eat. When I am on the computer researching the time is so precious. One tends to grab something and eat and then have to set it down to scroll through ancestry stuff cause it doesn't scroll for me. I made a rule no food while on computer, which I try to do, but well, you know. When it's gone, I am still working. I have to Force myself to get up to get drinks, etc. lol.

Susan Petersen said...

Way too funny, Barbara! I can totally relate to your list!

Carol said...

Barbara, CLASSIC response/answer! You are SOOOOOOO on with this one! I would answer just like you, can I steal, mmmmm, borrow, your list!? ROTFLOL

Barbara said...

Thank you all, it was fun doing the list. Carol, yes, you can steal it.

Greta Koehl said...

FABulous list! And true, too!

Jenna said...

True true true, all of it is TRUE!!! :)

hummer said...

Okay, I was amused enough to have a side ache. Great perspective with tongue in cheek answers. We all relate. You forgot no need for sleep...Hugs

Barbara said...

Thank you all, and hummer you are so right, I forgot sleep!