SNGF: Genealogy OCD

Well kids, this could be my shortest blog post ever. The SNGF challenge was:
1) Read Michael John Neill’s post 10 Signs You Have Genealogy OCD (come on, give Michael some link love).

2) Make up any number of sentences that will add to his list of signs that you have Genealogy OCD. From one to many, no limit!

3) Share your ingenuity and humor with us in your own blog post, in Comments to this post, in comments to Michael’s post, or in a comment on Google Plus or Facebook.

I had every intention of sitting down and wowing everyone with my humor and wit with this one.

Oddly, though, when I sat down to do that, I remembered that I had forgotten something I’d meant to do. I’m in the midst of an indexing project that might eventually turn into a book project (remains to be seen) and I had some broken links at the site I was working with , so I went back to try and see if I could guess the correct urls for those missing pages. Well, some I found, some I didn’t. While I was doing that, I remembered something else I had wanted to check out on Ancestry. I played around there for an hour or so, which led me to the Delaware Archives site to check their probate index, newspapers on GenealogyBank and Google, and a relatively quick Footnote check. One of the things I found needed to be entered into the database, so I spent quite awhile in Evidence Explained. Something in that caused a forgotten synapse to fire and off I headed to FamilySearch…and we all know how much of our lives can be lost there. Then I remembered that I was supposed to be working on that indexing thing and went back and worked on that some more.

Looking up at the clock, I see that it’s quite a bit into Sunday already. I completely missed Saturday night and its genealogy fun.

I got the GOCD bad. I got it real bad.

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6 Responses to SNGF: Genealogy OCD

  1. avatar Randy Seaver says:

    So, your one sentence saying about GOCD is what?

    Let me suggest: You get so busy following a convoluted research path that you have to tell everyone about it but don’t have time to write something for SNGF.

  2. avatar Chris Staats says:

    I could probably add a few. My son is starting this fall at Marietta College. Marietta College, among other things, holds the original records for the Ohio Land Company – leading to these:

    1) You are really pleased with your son’s college selection – not necessarily because you think it’s a good place for him, but because you have a lot of research to do in the library’s special collections.

    2) Even though you are pleased with your son’s college selection, any of the other schools would have been fine, also…since you funneled the entire search process towards areas and repositories in which you needed to research

  3. avatar Margel says:

    Amazing! I did the exact same thing.

  4. avatar Pat says:

    See, I would call that more ADD than OCD – when I do it about my own family research I call it FRADD, which I blogged about awhile ago – let me just see if I can find that post for you before I close this…

  5. avatar Chris Staats says:

    I agree, Pat. I’m all kinds of genea-mental. If you are genealogically ADD (GADD), and it manifests itself primarily on the computer and internet, then you are considered eGADD (electronic genealogical attention deficit disorder).
    Maybe Dr. Phil should start speaking at genealogical conferences?