Sometimes research takes a turn for the worse. Finding evidence of our ancestors makes finding the proverbial needle in a haystack sound easy. At these time, we most need to maintain a sense of humor. To help, we can turn to books like Collecting Dead Relatives.
Laverne Galeener-Moore has shared a fantastic collection of funny stories related to genealogical research. Stories range from successfully outmaneuvering uncooperative public servants to trying research road trips to test anyone’s sanity. These are the experiences many of us have faced in researching our own families. However, when reading these tales from the perspective of someone’s experience, it is easier to find and share in the humorous side of these events.
In this book “you’ll learn about the latest techniques used by county clerks in repelling genealogists, about projector fatigue, and about acceptable and unacceptable behavior in graveyards. You’ll read about the sins of the D.A.R., research trip survival tactics, sadism in the county courthouse…the banality of workshops and seminars, the proper etiquette in prying information from reluctant relatives, and much, much more! This work is guaranteed to keep you sane and keep you laughing.”
When you are ready for a break from the difficulties of you own family history research, enjoy an hour or two in the pages of Collecting Dead Relatives. Your sides will ache but you will feel refreshed and ready to again take on the challenges of your own research.
Table of Contents
To Get a Whopping Headache — Try the National Archives
County Courthouses — Burned Down and Otherwise
The Hottest Hangout in Town — Your Library
Browsing in Cemeteries
Enough Genealogical Societies to Choke You
The Research Trip — A Masochistic Journey
You Will Have an Affair with Your Mailman
Dead Relatives Are the Best Kind — They Don’t Come for Visits
Writing the Book the Whole World is Waiting For
Appropriate Words to Fling About
Get a copy of Collecting Dead Relatives for yourself or as a gift from Family Roots Publishing; Item #: GPC2105.