The inhabitants of this place have been striken with GENEALOGY FEVER, an infectious and deadly disease.
BLOODSHOT eyes from excessive exposure to computers and microfilm and microfiche readers;
SORE FINGERS from writing, typing, and filing;
HEART PALPITATIONS at the sight of gravestones or old trunks filled with letters, pictures, and memorabilia;
POCKETS AND FILES filled with pencils, pens, and notepapers;
ERRATIC SPEECH patterns punctuated with dates, places, and names of pilgrims and princes; and
NEROUSNESS AND COLD SWEATS while awaiting the arrival of the daily mail.