A Genealogical Top 10 List, David Letterman Style

I am still not over my wonderful ‘finds’ from my grandmother, as discussed in my last post. After 3 hours of scanning and putting those photos in various piles, I looked at the box.  It didn’t even look like I put a dent in all the stuff that is in there.

That got me to thinking about why folks quit researching…

The Top 10 Reasons People Stop Doing Genealogical Research

{Disclaimer:  This is not meant to be serious.  If you tend to be serious, it’s best to just wait for my next blog post ☺ }

10) My tree doesn’t seem to branch out like other people’s trees.
9) I’ve been talking to more dead people than living people.
8) My family cannot find me amongst all the documentation, pictures, certificates, etc.
7) I’ve spent all my money on memberships and family tree type software.
6) I cancelled my anniversary dinner because I was bringing down a ‘brick wall’.
5) My library has banned me from using their Ancestry Library Edition.
4) A local cemetery asked for my W-4 when I went into the office.
3) I’m subscribed to all 3000+ genealogy blogs on Geneabloggers.
2) Courthouses aren’t open 24/7.

And the #1 Reason People Stop Doing Genealogical Research is:

1) I just found out that I am related to Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber

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9 Responses to A Genealogical Top 10 List, David Letterman Style

  1. gpcox says:

    The #1 reason would wilt my tree as well!!

  2. Ginger Smith says:

    Oh no, not Beiber!

  3. yship says:

    Loved your Top 10 list! Welcome to Geneabloggers!

    Regards, Grant


  4. Justin Bieber! Ha ha!

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today’s Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2013/05/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-may-10-2013.html

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Su Leslie says:

    Love it!

  6. Oh, I can relate to so many of your top ten. Especially #8. Since I’ve been doing genealogy, my hubs says he has to make an appointment to talk to me. Hoho. And for #3, I’m getting closer to my max every day. And the best is #1. Noooooooooooooooo!

  7. E-e-e-e-e-e-K! Though I s’pose it could be worse–say Al Capone!

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