JAMSTOCK ’09: Genealogists Stage Sit-In

BURBANK – Protesting the fact that too many genealogists simply copy family trees off the Internet and neglect to check or cite sources, over 100 local genealogists staged a sit-in at the Library of the Southern California Genealogical Society on Friday morning.

Led by well-known rabble rouser Doug Miller, the genealogists grabbed books off of shelves, sat around the tables, and chanted, “Hell no, copied trees must go!” Several genealogists sat on the floor and locked arms, blocking library patrons from using the computers.

After the protest, the genealogists left peacefully in a white Hummer limo. No arrests were made.


DISCLAIMER: Not really. Doug Miller is actually a very nice guy and would never do anything so radical as stage a sit-in at a library. Come on, people.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O’Neal

Elizabeth is a genealogy and family history researcher, writer, and consultant. Adores good grammar and spelling, and believes the Oxford Comma is just misunderstood. Thrives on large quantities of coffee. One daughter, two rescued hounds, and a plethora of missing ancestors keep her on her toes.

1 Comment

  1. In fact, I know Doug Miller VERY well, and nothing at all wd surprise me. This sounds EXACTLY like the kind of thing which he wd organize, and with great success. Nor did I know that he now owns a stretch Hummer – he already owned a car that was substantially larger! In spite of all of these shortcomings, Doug is a great buddy aand a jazz partner!


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