Why do I spend hours hunting down dead people - at my keyboard, visiting cemeteries, libraries and archives?
- I want to know my ancestors which in turn enables me to know who I am.
- I want to preserve my stories and those of my ancestors for future generations.
- I love solving problems, coming up with hypotheses and trying to solve them.
- The thrill of the chase is energising.
- Solving a riddle or mystery brings on a feeling of euphoria, normally a sedentary soul I find myself doing impromptu genealogy happy dances.
- I enjoy research, after years working as a librarian I find that I can satisfy this need through genealogy.
- As an only child I also like working in isolation, genealogy allows me to do this.
- I can indulge in lots of genealogy activities from the comfort of my home.
- Genealogy gives me a focus for some of my travel (although I don't need much encouragement to hop on a 'plane).
- Genealogy research allows me to connect with distant relatives and, when collaboration ensues, we build up richer pictures of our ancestors.
- I have always been a bowerbird who collects what others see as ephemera or even rubbish. I am a listmaker, I love to record dates and events. These traits align well with family history activities.
- Genealogy creates an avenue for me to connect with interesting and interested people all over the world.
- I like writing, genealogy provides me with fresh fodder for my stories.
- I love technology and social media, Genealogy provides me with a focus for this interest.
- As a social genie geneablogging gives me an outlet to share my journeys with like-minded people. I may even snare a few cousins along the way.
- Genealogy is an active pastime that gives the grey matter plenty of exercise.
Why do you spend hours hunting down dead people