Three Rs of Genealogy Research

I read one of the best blog posts I have read in a while today. Although the geneadictionary is a lighthearted resource I think this new and important term needs to be shared widely so I am adding it to the geneadictionary.

On the Worldwide Genealogy Blog Pauleen Cass outlined her Three Rs of Genealogy Research.

I won’t steal Pauleen’s thunder by outlining her process here but I strongly suggest you hop over and read her post here.

Word from a Teenealogist

One of the genealogy younger set in Australia Teenealogist Caitlin Gow. suggested a new word to me this week and I was so enthusiastic about it that I bumped some other posts I have prepared down the list so that I could post this one sooner.

When I did a little research I found that Randy Seaver had used the word earlier this year but it was Caitlin who brought it to my notice.

Geneavlogging. Using video instead of written text to communicate one’s message in a blog post. This activity is great for people like me with poor keyboarding skills.

Here is Caitlin’s latest Geneavlogging post.


In a blog post from March 2011  offers some alternative definitions of several genealogy terms. Watch out for more over the coming months. I have a few of these Bastards in my tree.
Bastard:  A person from whom you descend and are unable to find and document in any record whatsoever.Ex. “I can’t find that bastard anywhere!”

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Synonyms and all that Stuff

This blog is developing on the run. In my typical “Bull at a gate” fashion I set the blog up and didn’t think about how I would manage certain situations.

Thankfully Evernote came to the rescue and is doing a super job of keeping track of words, submitters, links and posts.

Two more issues have now emerged that I need to deal with, one is Syonyms. A good example being Genealogy Fairy or Genie Fairy or Genea-Fairy,  three words/phrases that are similar in meaning. I have decided that when synonyms appear I will not have multiple posts but add them to one post.

That of course brought me another problem. What should I do when I find new instances of the use of a term/s? I have decided not to do a new post each time I find something new but to add these to my original post. This is what I did this morning when I found a new mention of the Genie Fairy.

Readers will miss some of the new information I add to the site but in the long run it will better serve its purpose as a not so serious dictionary.