Even though you are well past 50 you want another child, just to pass on certain family names.
You cannot understand why your spouse/partner/friends don’t want to share your copy of the Chicago Style Manual for citation help.
Your holiday and birthday gift lists are 98% genealogy-related items and the only reason there is that stray 2% is because you really, really, really do need some new underwear.
You call out to your child, but you use the name of your great, great, great Aunt who you have been tracing by mistake.
You are bummed about your family’s vacation choice because while the resort looks lovely, ‘there are no good cemeteries around’.
You have more research time scheduled in your Outlook calendar than you do any other type of appointments.
The minute after you order a document, you automatically note the ‘expected receipt date’ in your calendar.
You cannot understand why your spouse/partner/friend thinks your newly discovered fourth-cousin is not ‘incredibly close’.
In your conversations, people can no longer tell if you are speaking about family members who are living or dead.
You have as many (or more) friends in cyberspace who are helping you out with Find-A-Grave photo requests and research in far-flung places as you had over to your home for your Super Bowl party.
Everyone in the room groans out loud whenever they hear you say ‘wait ‘til to hear what I just found out’.
You lobby other family members for specific vacation ideas for next year based on where you have ancestors, where there are good libraries, an upcoming seminar, and a darn good genealogy Society office.
You actually start to believe that a year’s subscription to Ancestry.com is really ‘not all that expensive’.