For the first time . . . a book that looks on the comic side of genealogy!
Here you'll meet the people and situations you're already familiar with--the
BORE, the BLUEBLOOD, the OLD MASTER, and the BRIEFCASE MAGNET, and a clutch of
dissembling officials, wet-nosed beginners, and tongue-clucking harridans--but
this time the meeting will drive you wild with laughter.
You'll learn about the latest techniques used by county clerks in repelling
genealogists, about projector fatigue, and about acceptable and unacceptable
behavior in graveyards. And you'll read about the sins of the D.A.R., research
trip survival tactics, sadism in the county courthouse, the banality of
workshops and seminars, the proper etiquette in prying information from
reluctant relatives, and much, much more. This work is guaranteed to keep you
sane and keep you laughing.
"Experienced genealogists will chuckle over the author's encounters and
misadventures...Beginners may uncover some practical advice underneath the
humor..."--THE AMERICAN GENEALOGIST, Vol. 63, No. 1 (January 1988).
"Expert guidance through the intracacies of genealogical research is
provided here...[Galeener-Moore's] satiric approach--even reaching knee-slapping
levels of hilarity here and there--proves to be a very effective and
entertaining way of communicating essential information. Despite the guise of
satire, this handbook is a serious guide to the rewards of doing genealogy
right."--BOOKLIST (March 15, 1987), p. 1091.