Was just checking out the news on CNN and ran across a special section on leisure, spotlighting various pastimes. Now, I know that family history isn’t as widespread as say gardening, but I would have thought we would have garnered a mention somewhere. There is a top ten list of hobbies as selected by usersÂ in a survey, and napping comes in at number 7. I don’t know about you, but for meÂ there have been nights where family history has come well before sleep. 😉
In the Find Your Hobby section, other suggestions were creating your own cleaning supplies, parapsychology, participating in archaeological digs (that one does sound fun!), and building a homemade liquid cooling system for your computer. Now don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with these hobbies. I’ve made homemade cleaning supplies (although I don’t really consider it a hobby) and this time of year, any kind of homemade cooling system is welcome. As for parapsychology, I have some ancestors I’d really like to contact, but IMHO, family history is a bit more mainstream.
What do you think? I’d be interested to hear from you where you think family history ranks. Let me know in the comments section of this article.