Upon discovering a few more interesting ancestors recently that include American patriots as well as European nobility, I thought I'd compose a few playful words about my newfound hobby of researching ancestral lineage, and hope that a few of you find it to be somewhat entertaining:

1.) You learn to recognize the sounds, patterns, and families of owls, since they tend to be up late carrying on just like you.

2.) One person you know you are not related to is "sleeping beauty", because most of the time you are awake doing research.

3.) Getting a clue is like finding a diamond that only another genealogy lover can totally understand and relate to.

4.) There's always one in the family...One who gives you such a terrifically challenging time to find sufficient information about...

5.) You start to feel as if your family tree has become fictional or surreal, wondering how "these people" could be your people.

6.) Family research is better than any major movie, documentary, or drama, as you always come across something interesting.

7.) As you find relatives with a great number of accomplishments, you also find a few that caused a bit of scandal and drama.

8.) Other people tend to look at you with quiet wonder, as you delight in discussing your recent findings with such passion.

9.) Once you join yet another society to get your crisp certificate with shiny new ribbons, like a prized pedigree, you proudly stand a bit taller...

10.) ...You'll rest for a moment, keeping your medals in clear view for a while...then quickly get back to doing more research, of course...

Because aside from knowing the history of your family, you cannot help but to thrive upon the excitement in finding new discoveries...

Happy Researching,

Author's Bio: 

GODDESSY, a portmanteau of "goddess" and "odyssey", was founded in October 1999 by Playboy Centerfold, spokesmodel and author Stephanie Adams, who originally wrote under the pen name "Sorceress". Adams is currently the author of two dozen metaphysical books, astrology calendars and tarot cards, in addition to having been the astrologist and contributing editor for 10 publications as well as a renowned psychic and tarot card reader. Adams is a Leo, born July 24, 1970, raised in New York City, and is an interracial mix of Black, White and American Indian. According to her Playboy pictorial, Adams is the direct descendant of two U.S. presidents, John Adams and John Quincy Adams, later discovering that her lineage also traces back to the House of Plantagenet, Charlemagne, and Merovingian Dynasty. Adams has been featured in and on numerous magazine covers as well as various newspapers such as New York Post, Daily News, Newsday, etc. as well as TV channels 2 (CBS), 4 (NBC), 5 (FOX), 7 (ABC), 9 (WOR) 11 (WPIX), NY 1 News, CNN, etc. and other media such as Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show With David Letterman, Playboy TV, etc. Aside from her active modeling and writing career, Adams decided to dedicate most of her time investing in Fortune 500 companies, enabling her to become a self-made millionaire before the age of 30. Now Adams has decided to dedicate most of her time towards philanthropy, and developing as much of a private life as she can possibly have. Complete book, press information and photos can be found by visiting and