And now for something completely different

After the last rather long and detailed post, I thought a little light relief was in order. So here, for your delight and delectation, is some genealogical humour. That’s jokes for you in the back 😉

We begin with a nice selection of genealogy jokes. I particularly enjoyed these entries in the Ancient Rules for Ancestors section.

(13) Thou shalt name at least 5 generations of males and dozens of their cousins with identical names in order to totally confuse researchers.

(14) If thou wife shall die before you, thou may only be wed again to a woman with the same given name.

I’m related to people who did that 😦

Next – we often say our dogs are part of the family, but would you include yours on the census?

And finally, don’t you wish all your ancestors were like this.


2 thoughts on “And now for something completely different

  1. Hi Janice

    I’m a fan too. I know some people take the subject very seriously, but I think our ancestors would have found time for a laugh and a joke, so wouldn’t mind if we do too.

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