I was digging through some old papers and I found a page that were some notes I used to give a talk on genealogy. Right at the top was my list of the ...
Top Ten Reasons for Not Doing Genealogy!
10- I prefer to live in the future, not the past
9- I'm always getting shushed in the Family History Library for giggling at all the funny, old-fashioned names.
8-I feel that my ancestors deserve some privacy, now that they're dead
7-I can barely put up with the relatives that I KNOW of...
6-I'm looking for my royal lineage, and I keep finding cattle rustlers and horse theives.
5-I get real nervous when my wife says, "Wow, honey! They had twelve kids!"
4-I get real nervous when my husband answers, "But sweetie, that was because he had three wives!"
3-I can't even remember my own WIFE's birthday, much less my great-great-grandmothers!
2-I start out at FamilySearch.org and within minutes I'm watching Weird Al videos on YouTube!
And the number one excuse for not doing genealogy:
1-Knowing my relatives, they won't make it to the Celestial Kingdom anyway!