Genealogist’s Christmas Eve

‘Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even my spouse.

The dining room table with clutter was spread…
With pedigree charts and with letters that said…
“Too bad about the data for which you wrote
Sank in a storm on an ill-fated boat.”

To read on… just click HERE to go to the Gould Genealogy website which is where I discovered this delightful poem.



2 thoughts on “Genealogist’s Christmas Eve

  1. So true! Yet again if it were all done…there would be no fun.
    Genealogy is such a mystical jaunt. You never know what pathway will take you where do you? In my case I started out on “the quest” armed with only my paternal grandfather’s birth details. That was in 1970 and I thought I’d be back in the Middle Ages in six months max. Silly me as I’m still at it!. I’m sure all my umpteen removed cousins out there will vouch for the fact that the journey can sometimes be better than the destination. I think, given the journey and the Royal Navy connection, I may have more Crout genes in me than I thought!

    • Yep, I agree Geoff… So much of the pleasure is in the hunt and then when a cousin, like you, turns up who shares the passion and is willing to share the info then the joy is intensified.
      Thanks so much for your info on our John Thomas Crout, which I posted in “P is for – HMS Pantaloon”. My grandchildren were enthralled as I told the story of their 6x (or is it 7x) Grandfather and his daring deeds during the capture of the “Slave Brig Borboleta”. They loved the painting of the capture and were most impressed to see his heroic deeds published in the book: “OUR SAILORS – Gallant Deeds of the British Navy During the Reign of Queen Victoria” which was first printed in 1862, I reckon you’re right and do have whole heap of that journeying, adventurous Crout blood coursing through your veins. 😀
      Thanks for your comment Geoff and thanks for being such a great cousin, friend and research partner!!!

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