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Genealogy Humor: 10 Comic Finds That Made Us Laugh Out Loud

There’s a lot of hilarious genealogy humor floating around the internet these days—here are the ten that made us laugh the loudest. Which one is your favorite?


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 1. How We Will Be Remembered (from ShoeBoxBlog)

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 2. General Relativity is Easier to Grasp Than Genealogy (saw it on Adventures in Genealogy)

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3. The Humorous Truth About Family Historians

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4. My Family History is Finally Complete! (not)

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5. Family History Secrets (you know you have them)

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6. Genealogist on Board

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7. Remembering a Better Time (from Zazzle)

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8. Leave No Stone Unturned? (from the Jamie Ansford Genealogy Gift Guide)

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9. Before Google (was there ever a time?)

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10. A Moment of Pride in the Family Tree


Featured image credit: It’s Enough to Make a Horse Laugh, c1896, Library of Congress

5 thoughts on “Genealogy Humor: 10 Comic Finds That Made Us Laugh Out Loud”

  1. It’s so cool to find that your family came to the United States before it was the United States. My family was here in the 1600’s and they were not native Americans.

  2. Harold Hill Murphy

    I have a certified certificate from the National Society of the SONS of the AMERICAN REVOLUTION that certifies me as member of The Florida Society’. By descent from JOSEPH THOMAS, SR. Date Oct. 3, 1991. NATIONAL NUMBER 137720 . State No. 6493.

  3. Darillyn Lamb Starr

    I was always interested in ancestors, from when I was a small child. When I started college, in 1972, at BYU-Hawaii, I immediately took a genealogy class and got started. They were very picky, then, and if you didn’t have a primary source, it was a real struggle to get anything accepted. You could spend hours and hours looking for one thing and find nothing. It wasn’t for the faint of heart!

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