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Genealogist's Pox
WARNING: Very contagious to adults.

SYMPTOMS: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates, and places. Patient has a black expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses. Has compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents places such as cemeteries; ruins; and remote, desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls, hides phone bills from spouse, and mumbles to self. Has a strange, faraway look in eyes.
NO KNOWN CURE.

TREATMENT: Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines, and be given a quiet corner in the house where he or she can be alone.

REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is -- the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it!

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Hey, my wife says I was suffering - Now I now what from! :p (not sure about POX though ::) )

Glad to see you are back online again,
Love the changes,
Brill :)
 
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Hi gerry,

Thanks for the comments - really hope everyone likes the re-launch! :)

My wife also says I am suffering - with a threatened divorce, after spending so much time on the site and on family history research ::)
Cheers,
Dave 8)
 
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I just had to have a look what you were both talking about - Well that just about sums me up - fortunately my wifes a nut as well!

I have copied it and sent it to my wife via sms - hope you don't mind! We both had a great laugh :2fun:
Well we need it after the serious stuff of reseaching for hour on end!!

Cheeeerrrrrrs
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Another one is constantly boring others with success stories and triumphs.

There is an illness called genealogistuberculosis when we suffer from a pulmonary lung illness wher we cant stop talking about our ancestors. No GB sanitoriums have been opened so the sufferers of GB can converse with each other to their hearts content and until they are blue in the face.

Ben
 

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i have a future husband......but i may not if i dont give the genealogy a rest!.......even tho he is into it himself.....he's not a complete gen nut like myself......he recognises the symptoms VERY clearly......the bit about becoming deaf to children and spouse comes in to play a lot.......i almost burnt our dinner tonight!......hmmmmm......even our holiday to Greece didnt stop me......i was using the internet cafe in the hotel for the last few days as i was unable to go out in the heat.........combination of the medication causing a skin rash on my arms and the heat making it worse.......does this mean i have this 'condition' at a terminal point??? not that i'd want to go back.....i love finding the skellies in the wardrobe.....even if it does sometimes turn me into some unknown monster when i cant find what i need to fill in the gaps!
 

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i have a future husband......but i may not if i dont give the genealogy a rest!.......even tho he is into it himself.....he's not a complete gen nut like myself......he recognises the symptoms VERY clearly......the bit about becoming deaf to children and spouse comes in to play a lot.......i almost burnt our dinner tonight!......hmmmmm......even our holiday to Greece didnt stop me......i was using the internet cafe in the hotel for the last few days as i was unable to go out in the heat.........combination of the medication causing a skin rash on my arms and the heat making it worse.......does this mean i have this 'condition' at a terminal point??? not that i'd want to go back.....i love finding the skellies in the wardrobe.....even if it does sometimes turn me into some unknown monster when i cant find what i need to fill in the gaps!
Only "almost burnt the dinner", There is hope for you yet Athenalou.

It was only hearing explosions in the kitchen, that I realised I had 'burnt' the boiled eggs. What a mess.

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Hi

I am suffering bad from my genealogistuberculosis. The consumption is unbearable as I am a genealogy addict and often bore my family to death. Their treatment for my illness is "Stop thinking so much about dead people". But I enjoy having GB.

Ben
 

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I even leave my lap-top switched on in my bedroom when we have guests around! So that l can duck in from time to time to check that email from some "3rd cousin" around the world, which holds that one clue to a rellie we are all looking for; or that priceless old photo of some Gt Gt Grandparent you never thought in a million years existed, but someone in the US had it in their collection! And they're still trying to get their scanner to work!!!!!!

Heaven on a stick! Let's hope no one ever finds the cure! :eek:

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I often quickly rush up to my computer and check latest ancestry developments and emails, and to see what new evidence has cropped up. People do get addicted to their hobby though.

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Only "almost burnt the dinner", There is hope for you yet Athenalou.

It was only hearing explosions in the kitchen, that I realised I had 'burnt' the boiled eggs. What a mess.

Steve.
Hi Athenalou, My husband had the 'Pox' long before we were married 34 years ago. Over the years I have chosen to ignore it but since he retired I have gradually given in and have begun digging into my own family tree. Don't worry you'll get him in the end. Good luck CarolO0
 
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bad news i'm afraid, recent research has proved that this condition is hereditary, extreme sufferers usually know which ancestor they got it from.
it can also be transmitted by contact with certificates or microfiche.

Jon
 

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