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September 2012 Everything's Relative
8/8/2012
When does a genealogy obsession become too much? Readers share their stories of over-the-top family history passion.
When does an obsession become too much? If you're talking about genealogy, it doesn't—at least according to these readers. For sharing their stories of over-the-top family history passion, they'll receive copies of our Spring 2012 Discover Your Roots bookazine.

Genealogy Rehab

I spend 16 hours a day researching, answering message board posts and “collecting” websites. Sleep has been whittled down to five hours since I “do genealogy” until 1:30 a.m., sometimes even 3:30.
 
I began a list of genealogy sources in 2010; it now has 57,750 entries. A daily Google alert delivers genealogy-related news to my inbox.
 
This isn’t just for my ancestry. I’m researching everyone else’s, too. One example: I bought old postcards at an antique store, researched the names, traced their descendants and sent my finds (for free).
 
Addicted? Not me! I can stop anytime I want! Anytime ...
Anita Brubaker » Wilmette, Ill.

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