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.