How Many Genealogists Does It Take to Screw In a Light Bulb?

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THIS IS A JOKE:

Zero. Genealogists like being in the dark because it is easier to read microfilm that way.
in The Tree House by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (330k points)
Genealogists always eat meat with Ketchup, Because they like everything sauced.
Very funny.

Two and they never get the lightbulb changed because they are trying to figure out if they're related to Thomas Edison.

Just one to hold Thomas Edison down, as Nikola Tesla (Disambiguation: Никола Тесла) already invented AC & re-designed Edison's DC generators.

None. Because they don't leave even when you turn out the lights.

How many Genealogists does it take to change a lightbulb?

Six:  . . .

One to travel to the factory to record the name and age of the bulb.

One to test to see if the line is still alive.

One to trace the line back to the pole.

Two to argue over the name of the original pole where the line started

And one to screw in the bulb and write a detailed biographical account of  the experience.

Posted by Larry at 2/28/2014 10:03:00 AM

Labels: Genealogy Joke

The answer is nine — and here’s how they break it down:

* 1 to go to the library and check out where light bulbs originally came from
* 1 to look up the census tables for bulbs living nearby with a similar name
* 1 to determine when the light bulb was born by checking the packaging
* 1 to check the internet and see if anyone else has created a website for the light bulb family
* 1 to create a GedCOM for the light bulb and its known ancestors
* 1 to take a scan a photo of the bulb and ask if anyone recognizes it
* 2 to argue whether the spelling is light or lite

Post your own answer or any other genealo-jokes here!
Who cares?  I want to know about the Dead Heads and the Volkswagon Camper.  :D

3 Answers

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Besides, it feels so normal, after all the fruitless searching for enlightenment!
by Roger Shipman G2G6 Mach 1 (16.6k points)
+5 votes
On Wikitree? More than one, we collaborate. Someone want to hold the ladder so I can reach the fixture?
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)

Anne - I just tweeted this...I have a confession...<er...> <uhm...> <uh...>

142 characters did not allow me space to attribute this to you...

very, very sorry.

I grant you forgiveness of the court, due to the nature of the crime and the penitence of sinner. Oh dear I think I've been reading too many New Haven Colony Court records.
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Also zere.  They spend all their time either in front of a bright computer screen or at the library.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (407k points)

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