I am not sure why someone who is not a genealogist would want to pass himself/herself off as one, but here are some surefire signs to help spot any potential impostors:
A genealogy impostor:
Thinks a Flip-Pal is someone who helps a gymnast practice.
Thinks Tom Jones the Rock Star is a singer.
Thinks a “Keep Out” sign at a graveyard means what it says.
Thinks Fold3 is a brand of laundry detergent.
Thinks Samford might be a school in California.
Thinks pedigree collapse is caused by really big storms.
Thinks an online tree is, well, you know, a picture of a tree on the Internet.
Thinks a brickwall ancestor was a mason.
Thinks naturalization is what happens when you stop dying your hair.
Thinks that genealogical research has something to do with shaky leaves.
LOL. Or it's a sign of bad marketing, education, or blogging on our part.ReplyDelete
Yeah, I know ... we have a heavy load to bear...Delete
I failed on the Tom Jones one - had never heard of him until someone at Rootstech mentioned him. Perhaps he hasn't caught on to social media yet!ReplyDelete
Probably not - he doesn't strike me as a social media kind of guy.Delete
I'm glad Carol recommended this one. Great post!ReplyDelete
Thanks for dropping by, Kathy!Delete
Greta's back! We've missed you around here. (And at NGS.)ReplyDelete
I miss you guys, too, and have been thinking about you. Was glad to hear that NGS is going to be in Richmond in 2014 - I plan to go to that one for sure!Delete
Made my evening - my week, actually. Glad you had the time to share this with us. You're missed.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Susan! Hope I can make this a regular thing....Delete
Thanks for putting a smile on my face before bed. Great to hear from you too!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michelle. I'm hoping I can spend more time doing this and getting a life again!Delete
I've just discovered I'm an imposter. The Tom Jones and Samford ones have gone straight over my head.ReplyDelete
Hah! I'll give you a pass if you'll give me one on Aussie genealogy!Delete
This made me smile!ReplyDelete
I needed this, thanks for the laughs.ReplyDelete
You are very welcome - fair exchange for all the enjoyment I am getting from the beautiful pictures on your blog!Delete
Way to go Greta! These were great.ReplyDelete
What about: thinks that Samford was a show during the 70's about a junk dealer.
Thanks for giving me a laugh.
Oh, wow, I totally overlooked that one! Extra points!Delete
What a hoot!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chuckle today...
Dee at Shakin' the Family Tree
You're welcome and I'm glad you stopped by!Delete
Love these, Greta! It's great to hear from you again.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the laugh Greta! Loved it!ReplyDelete
Haha! Great stuff!ReplyDelete
LOL-a good way to start my day : )ReplyDelete
Love it! Fold 3 Laundry detergent is my fave!ReplyDelete
Missed you and your wicker humor. Looking forward to more --- and moreReplyDelete
Wanna REALLY laugh? One of my toughest brick walls is, ironically, a brick mason, my grandpa Robert Hall! Really!ReplyDelete
But I've been taking a sledgehammer to that wall lately, so we'll see who has the last laugh! :)
Lots of fun Greta!ReplyDelete
Fun reading, Greta!ReplyDelete