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Genealogy Spouse
You know you're a Genealogist's Spouse when:
You're the only person in the bridge/poker club who knows what a Soundex is.
Some of your best friends live over 200 miles away.
You have more pictures of tombstones than of the kids
"I need a little help at the courthouse" means forget the cleaning, washing, dinner, chores; the day is shot.
The mailman can't believe you get this much mail from someone you don't know.
You explain to Mom why you can't go 25 miles for Sunday dinner, but can go 100 miles to check out another cemetery.
"As soon as I check this census record, I'll fix the leaky faucet" means "call the plumber."

Poem On Starting
I started out calmly tracing my tree,
to find if I could, the making of me,
and all that I had was a great grandfather's name
not knowing his wife or from whence he came.
I chased him across a long line of states
and came up with pages and pages of dates.
When all put together, it made me forlorn,
I proved that poor grandpa had never been born.
One day I was sure the truth I had found.
Determined to turn this whole thing upside down.
I looked up the record of one uncle John,
but then found the old man was younger than his son.
Then when my hopes were fast growing dim,
I came across records that must have been him.
The facts I collected made me quite sad.
Dear old grandfather was never a dad.
I think maybe someone is pulling my leg.
'm not at all sure I wasn't hatched from an egg.
After hundreds of dollars I've spent on my tree,
I can't help wonder if I'm really me.