A man wanted to have his family tree traced, and asked a professional genealogist how much it would cost. "That depends on how far back you go and how tough it is to search the records. It might be several hundred dollars or several thousands.
"That seems like a lot," the man said.
"Is there a cheaper way to trace my past?"
"Well," replied the genealogist, "the
cheapest way is to run for public office."
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