From the Contributor
A humorous and highly unreliable dictionary for genealogists. Recommended for every family historian who has ever laughed at the archives or giggled in a cemetery.
The Genealogist's Glossary offers dubious definitions of the terms every genealogist needs to know, like "direct ancestor" ("A person from whom you cannot help but claim descent") and "family tree" ("A chart showing the relationship of unwitting ancestors to unworthy descendants"). Ever wonder what "ahnentafel, "consanguinity," or "onomastics" means? You will after reading this book. Written by the creator of The Genealogue -- a genealogy blog which purports to be humorous -- the book also includes twenty-one Top Ten lists for genealogists, five of them printed here for the first time: Top Ten Signs You're Addicted to Genealogy, Top Ten Genealogical Excuses, Top Ten Inappropriate Census Questions, Top Ten Ways to Confuse a Genealogist, and Top Ten Ways to Speed Up Genealogy. You'll also get such classic lists as Top Ten Worst Family History Titles, Top Ten Genealogist Pick-up Lines, and Top Ten Signs the Census Taker was Insane. Whether you're just beginning your family history or you've traced all your lines back to Adam, The Genealogist's Glossary will remind you what a weird and wonderful hobby you've chosen.