NSGS - NE Ancestree, Vol 9, no 2
NSGS Ancestree
Nebraska State Genealogical Society Journals
Volume Nine, no. 2
Fall 1986


Nebraska Ancestree, Volume Nine, no 2, page 33 - Fall 1986

Genealogy Pox

WARNING: GENEALOGY POX (Very Contagious to Adults)

Symptoms: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has bland expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries and courthouses. Has compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman when he does not leave a letter. Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls. Hides phone bills from spouse and mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.

Treatment: NO KNOWN CURE. Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he or she can be alone.

Remarks: The nature of this disease is, the sicker the patient gets, the more he enjoys it.
(Taken from 1980 issue of the Southwest Nebraska Genealogy Society Quarterly)

Transcribed by Kathie Harrison - January 24, 2001 by permission of the Nebraska State Genealogical Society.

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