1. During introductions at parties, you always inquire about surnames, and mentally scroll through your family tree searching for matches.
  2. You spend hours researching a collateral line of a stranger and attempt to contact them via Facebook to share your genealogical research with them.
  3.  You care more about what is written on your headstone, where it will be located and what materials it’s constructed of  (to withstand weather and time and help future genealogists) than what people will say about you at a funeral. True story.
  4. You shake your fist in frustration when you think of the 1890 census.
  5. You view every historical event through the possible perspective of your ancestors.

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