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Offline Lloydy

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You know you're addicted to Genealogy when ....
« on: Monday 27 September 04 10:37 BST (UK) »
Found this by accident while browsing for pictures for Kazza - How many of you can answer to yes to all the questions??? LOL

I Am Addicted To Genealogy!

When you are in a different city do you look through the phone book to find people that have the same surname as one of your ancestors?
Do you get excited when you drive by a Cemetery?
Do you talk about your deceased ancestors as though they were still a live?
Does your librarian or the person that works at the archives know your whole life story?
Do you check the obituaries everyday?
Does your spouse call the library to see when you are coming home?
Do you spend your vacation tracking down ancestors in county courthouses?
Do you keep pictures of tombstones or long deceased ancestors in your wallet?
Can you remember the date an ancestor died but you can't remember to feed the pets?
Instead of an emergency kit in your car you have a research kit.
Does your boss call the library or archives to see when you will be coming back from your lunch break?
If you said yes to one or more of these you are an addicted genealogist


Jan :)
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Bennett, Owen, Owens, Hudson, Crisp, Challinor/Challoner/Chaloner, Lewis, James, Richards, Simon, Mills, Evans, Trow, Davies, Turner, Beaton/Betton, Lloyd, Jenkins, Evans.....and a ton of JONES!!!!

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Re: Are you addicted?.........
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 September 04 11:11 BST (UK) »
I think I score 5.......... ;D

Kazza.
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Surname interests:
Clementsten, Hobson, Hole, Marden, O'Clements, Pitten, Sharland, Vickery (Vicary), Williams.

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Cardiff, Bampton, Bideford, Crediton, Wollaston, Somerset, Tidenham, Norway, Australia to Bristol.

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Re: Are you addicted?.........
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 September 04 11:32 BST (UK) »
I'm a 5 too..........

Maybe the checklist should mention,

Can you remember your 8x grandparents birth date, but forget your aunties?  :-[
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Re: Are you addicted?.........
« Reply #3 on: Monday 27 September 04 16:57 BST (UK) »
I am a total addict.   :D And proud of it.

I knew I was adicted when I did not want to shop for new handbags or purses (a past addiction that got me 45 new bags) and would rather spend my pin money on birth marriage or death certificate. 

How bad is that!
George William Burke.. my missing link!! son of Wm Burke & Mary Jane Stone/Morris
Shields & Milner- Patrington  & Bilton, Yorkshire
Nixon & Bowers - Appleby, Broughton & Messingham, Lincolnshire
Hancock &Tyson- Tetford, Skendleby & Spilsby, Lincolnshire
Cochrane- Darvel, Loudon, Ayrshire
Yuill, Hardie- Paisley, Renfrewshire
Kennedy, Gardener & Clelland- Glasgow, Lanarkshire & Paisley, Renfrewshire

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Re: Are you addicted?.........
« Reply #4 on: Monday 27 September 04 18:39 BST (UK) »
I can quite understand that.  I think in terms of 7's too.

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 27 September 04 19:10 BST (UK) »
 ::) ::) YEP TOTAL ADDICT ,
                                  That is why i'm allway on here  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: Monday 27 September 04 19:28 BST (UK) »
Definitely yes for the second one.  It happened to me for the first time on Saturday.  I've only been doing my tree for about six months and we were coming down the M40 and up on a hill at the side of the road was a cemetery and I had this sudden urge to go and check it out!!!  It wasn't even in an area I've got ancestors though, that's the stupid thing.  LOL :)
KEEN and HAGAN in London/Kent/Surrey
PINFOLD in Warwickshire/Northampton
RYAN in Tipperary
MANTLE in Staffordshire/Derbyshire

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« Reply #7 on: Monday 27 September 04 21:23 BST (UK) »
I scored 5 as well  ;D

I'm now counting the hours till the post lady comes tomorrow, I went mad the other day and ordered 3 more certificates, can't wait to get my hands on them :D

Love the Van Gogh family tree :)
Dinsdale, Ellis, Gee, Goldsmith,Green,Hawks,Holmes,  Lacey, Longhorn, Pickersgill, Quantrill,Tuthill, Tuttle & Walker,  in E & W Yorks, Lincs, Norfolk & Suffolk. Census information is Crown Copyright from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Are you addicted?.........
« Reply #8 on: Monday 27 September 04 22:11 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Well you all know I am ,see the profile.
Anyone got ANYTHING TO EAT.
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FREEMAN Chertsey , Isleworth Middx and Richmond Surrey.