So my trusty calendar beeps yesterday afternoon to tell me that today's my turn to post. Eek! I have no fewer than nine posts in various states of unfinished-ness and I had no time to write. The brick wall plea for help, the discourse on the socio-political history of Vermont, the long-overdue post on oddball boys' names on the family tree, the story of an early research screwup on my part, and the tale of the mysterious murder in the family will all have to wait. But I don't want to leave you hanging, so I'm posting some of my favorite genealogy-related cartoons, memes, and general humor.
First up is an old favorite:
Some folks do this for all the wrong reasons, or using all the wrong methods...
Still looking, personally...
Like adding my great-grandfather to my ancestry.com tree, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Come below the orange family tree for more genealogy-related fun!
Wouldn't we all love to be able to do that sometimes?
Those cartoons come from a very large collection
of genealogy-themed comics by Wendell Washer, well worth checking out.
Plenty of other cartoonists have visited the family history theme:
Memes are all the rage these days. There are funny ones on just about every topic, and genealogy's no exception:
Don't worry, Gene. Sometimes all those trips to the cemetery yield some serious laughs:
And all that hard work pays off in the end. Sometimes.
I think I like these postcard memes, many of which come from Twisted Twigs on Gnarled Branches
, the best:
¿Por qué no los dos?
THAT would be exciting!
I think we've all been there. So many of these made me laugh, or blush, in realization that the creators have never met me, but they were on to me anyway! Hope you enjoyed! And if you haven't had enough genealogy-related laughs today, click here