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The GeneaTweets: 16/07/2010

A collection of the week’s weirdest, funniest, and most intriguing genealogy tweets.

“just got a phonecall from some Irish guy wanting to order shoes. Because he saw my blogpost about Nike shoes” (@mseckington)

“This genealogy stuff is like my whole heart and soul. I love it.” (@Love_Is_Dope)

“Talking Genealogy with my parents. Who knew this would be something I'm interested in and excited about?” (@luconius)

“Another wet day but then my ancestors did decide to settle in Scotland after all.” (@hellaf7)

“Relatives still talkin about everything related to a wedding that happened 3 wks ago! LOL typical!” (@quietdream625)

“Thanks, bab. Can't choose your relatives but you can choose your Twitter mates x” (@williamstafford)

“Sign outside golf clubhouse in Scotland. Would person who took step ladder yesterday, PLEASE bring it back, or further steps will be taken.” (@tourscotland)

“2Am not ideal temperament for genealogist. My native impatience kicks in - I want to know if I've got Carlier dynasty right!” (@curlsdiva)

“My colonial ancestors were non-fighting Mennonites and British sympathizers. So much for applying to Daughters of the Revolution.” (@happydorkgirl)

“I just found out that maternal G-ma did keep family records. I have a history now. We're an OLD pre-Revolution American fam.” (@happydorkgirl)

“No, wait, I take it back. Genealogy is frustrating. Especially when you know exactly what you're looking for but CAN'T FIND IT ANYWHERE.” (@arejay4)

“It's pretty cool to see where your ancestors lived. Mine came from Somerset :) like in most of Jane Austen's books, haha.” (@KristallPop)

“It seems I'm more approachable to Iranian ppl lol, one was asking if I'm Iranian, and the other was asking about mixed ancestors” (@Rin0s)

“My husband has relatives that can't spell his last name right. And they're on FB with him, too-- HIS NAME IS RIGHT THERE ON THE SCREEN.” (@morganwolf)

“London's Murder Map - Most of them killed by relatives. Feeling safe now.” (@vikihae)

“Wondering why Windows7 decided to put Show Desktop on the right instead of left side of the taskbar. My desktop speakers obscure it too.”
(@WollemiPine)

“All's well that ends well. The cows were herded back into the field by about 1am.” (@alisonlodge)

“I'm 29% of the way through Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and so far it's just tedious Swedish genealogy. Does it get better?” (@RWTY)

“hahaha i've been out and about today. doing my side hobby genealogy. stalking cemeteries & unburying family secrets! woohoo!” (@m_kellogg)

“Genealogy is crazy fun! I have Native and German (The German guy had a kid with an Algonquin lady)” (@madgoat)

“Some of my ancestors in the 17th century were Dutch wine merchants.” (@DizzyLeen)

“It is SO painful. I want the eye of ra. My families ancestors are from Egypt and i love the mythology. Duno where yet, ideas?” (@I_Am_Artemis)

“Perhaps with the death of the census future generations will look up ancestors on line and unearth the dusty tweeters left behind?” (@beltain35)

“Made the mistake of going to the Bastille Day with relatives. Pouring rain, 2 hrs of sleep, huge crowds, hrs and hrs of waiting, NO WAY OUT” (@xyzprincess)

“Genealogy is a very confusing study but a good brain work out.” (@JamesWilk)

“So weird to go on genealogy trek & find out a backstory in my novel actually happened...and to my ancestors...over 600 years ago.” (melissa_stark)

“This could potentially be my last tweet for the next week. Curse you Wisconsin relatives, and your lack of internet!” (@jimtopia)

“Genealogy. An account of one's descent from an ancestor who did not particularly care to trace his own.” (@GaryWitherspoon)

“If you trace your family tree back 25 generations, you will have 33,554,432 direct ancestors - assuming no incest was involved.” (@Createanincome)

“Well, what do you know, my ancestors are Portuguese!” (@JanePixel)

“i have so much fun with genealogy. looks like my family has been kicking it in north america for 378 years.” (@unmailed_letter)

“Genealogy coolness--everybody on earth is at least 50th cousin to everybody else. So war is just family squabbles.” (@edward_klink)

“Just signed up to genealogy college night class. No mention of lamps, foxy Arabic ladies in veils or three wishes yet. Very disappointing.”
(@WaytoDustyDeath)

“We won a goldfish at the carnival more than 5 years ago, It's still alive, I'm convinced that he's the reincarnation of 1 of our ancestors” (@intelligentsias)

“Random fact: my father used to tell me that our ancestors were thrown out of Bulgaria for eating babies.” (@Jinx_the_Plague)

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