Fun With Genealogy

Santana – Evil Ways

Today’s Quote: “All the problems we face in the United States today can be traced to an unenlightened immigration policy on the part of the American Indian.” — Pat Paulsen

I’ve been seeing trailers on TV for the Robin Williams movie Man of the Year, which asks the question, “What if a comedian ran for President?” Apparently, Hollywood has a short memory. Comedian Pat Paulsen ran for President in 1968, 1972, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1996. He even managed to get a few votes.

We’ve certainly had our share of unfunny presidents, especially in my lifetime. Who was the last funny president, at least the last one who was intentionally funny? Was it Lincoln?

Add this to my Christmas wish list:
Genealogy Computer Cart that allows you to easily wheel around your laptop or notepads over the uneven and rough terrain often found in cemeteries. There is also a shelf to hold a lawnmower battery and inverter to provide extended computer work time and a shelf for bug spray, cell phone, water bottle, pencils, etc. Sounds like a godsend for the roaming genealogist but at $225, is it worth it?

Top Ten Signs You’re a Redneck Genealogist
I particularly liked “7. Your family history has a foreword by Larry the Cable Guy.” and “5. Your father’s gravestone came with a gun rack and an electronic singing fish.”

Someone Really Was His Own Grandpa
So that song isn’t as far fetched as we thought.

The Wrong Forum For Genealogy? from The Genealogue blog:

A genealogy discussion forum has been added to craigslist. Something tells me the regulars aren’t going to be helpful.

One heavily edited example:

Looking for photos of Willie Ross, my great-grandfather. He was hung in Bottneau, ND, March 6, 1903, the last public hanging in North Dakota.

Response #1
One of my uncles was the last man hanged in California. I have been looking for his tree for several years.

Response #2
It was cut down about 1935.



Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.