All I Want For Christmas Is A New Surname

Dear Santa: Don’t bring me new dishes,
I don’t need a new kind of game.
Genealogists have peculiar wishes For Christmas
I just want a surname.

A new washing machine would be great,
But it’s not the desire of my life.
I’ve just found an ancestor’s birth date;
What I need now is the name of his wife.

My heart doesn’t yearn for a ring
That would put a real diamond to shame.
What I want is a much cheaper thing;
Please give me Mary’s last name.

To see my heart singing with joy,
Don’t bring me a read leather suitcase,
Bring me a genealogist’s toy;
a surname with dates and a place.

– Author unknown
– Seen in the Illinois State Genealogy Society newsletter 1984

2 Responses to “All I Want For Christmas Is A New Surname”

  1. Catherine says:

    WONDERFUL!!! Alona… thanks for sharing.

  2. Alona says:

    My pleasure Catherine … it’s a good one isn’t it … too good not to share 😉

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