JMK offers gifts carrying quirky sayings that only a genealogist could love.
If you’re looking for something to hit your genealogy spot and funny bone at the same time, take a look.
The latest T-shirt, mug, tote bag, note cards, mousepad or whatever features “Dating Tips for Genealogists.” Socially-challenged family historians might appreciate these hints.
– Making the observation that your date’s soundex code is K564 is unlikely to impress them.
– If your date likes you enough to reveal their date of birth, do not ask for an independent source of proof.
– When driving your date home after dinner, do not take a “romantic detour” via the local history center.
– Resist the temptation to wear a t-shirt that says “I love dead folks” or “I feel happiest in graveyards.”
– To aid recognition on a blind date, wear a bright flower or carry a copy of a well known newspaper. Do not carry a copy of “Olafson’s illustrated guide to the Swedish cemeteries of Illinois.”
And, there’s always the old favorite: “Genealogists party like ’twas 1799.”
Check out JMK’s blog and its archives for many other ideas.