Further Undertakings of a Dead Relative Collector
by Laverne Galeener-Moore
Here she comes again, our aging Joan of Arc! Join her as she mercilessly strips away the veneer covering the sometimes sordid world of genealogy. With teeth bared, mop and blender at the ready, motherhood and America on the line, she's out to do battle with the dragons of genealogy.
Disguised as an ordinary person, she penetrates the inner sanctum of American genealogy, smoking out baloney and quackery in the lecture halls and exposing hidden meanings and dark purposes at wing-dings in such innocent places as Ohio and California.
Her adventures include confronting Armageddon itself in the streets of San Francisco, and raising doubts about the balance of the universe. With a swipe at foreigners, computer freaks, reluctant letter writers, and certain best-forgotten ancestors, our heroine is uncompromising in her single-minded devotion to flushing out flummery and humbug. But does she succeed? Does good triumph over evil in the tangled garden of genealogy? Or will the dark forces of earnest endeavor gain the upper hand? Find out for yourself in this genealogical masterpiece.
167 pp., paperback, (1989), 3rd printing, 1998, ISBN 0-8063-1246-7