Wit and Wisdom in Genealogy

Just to add a touch of humor and maybe a laugh or two to your day, here are a few selected humorous sayings, phrases, thoughts that just might strike a cord with your own family history research. Enjoy!

From Mark Twain: “Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.” 

Genealogists are time travelers.

If you don’t tend your roots, the family tree may wither away.

Genealogy is all about chasing your own tale.

An in-law is someone who has married into your family; an outlaw is an in-law who resists letting you do their genealogy!  

Family research zone. Disturb at your peril.

So many ancestors; so little time.

There’s a fine line between a packrat and a serious family historian.

Genealogy isn’t just a pastime; it’s a passion!  

You know you’re a genealogist if you know all the maiden names of all your female relatives.

I’m ancestrally challenged.

If you don’t want your descendants to put a twisted spin on your life story, write it yourself!

To get your family tree done the fastest, run for political office. Your opponents will have it completed way before the election.

You know you’re a genealogist if a scanner and archival storage containers are more exciting gifts than any expensive jewelry or car.

Genealogy is sometimes about proving that bad family traits came from the other side of the tree! 

Photos: A variety of genealogy cartoons and phrases also humorous.

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Serious and Wacky Sayings

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