Monday, Sep. 22, 2008


Here in America, we have a hunger to learn about our distant ancestors — if for no other reason than to figure out who cursed us with these damn pork-chop ears. Genealogy may be an all-consuming hobby for millions of enthusiasts, but that doesn't mean you can't be a hobbyist for a day. Drop by Elmer's Genealogy, a 20,000-plus-volume library and record cache in Madison, Fla., and for a small fee, the staff will use its extensive resources to figure out just where you came from.
Cost: $40 per hour for research help.