This acronym came from Randy Seaver. It may be in common use but I had not heard it before.
MRUA: Most recent unknown ancestor which Randy explained “ is the person with the lowest number on your Pedigree Chart or Ahnentafel List that you have not identified a last name for, or a first name if you know a surname but not a first name.”
In a tweet on 12 December 2016 Andrew Martin mentioned the conflicts he has between his two hobbies: gym work and genealogy. He coined the phrase Gymnealogy to describe times when these two activities can be undertaken simultaneously eg watching a webinar or participating in a hangout from an exercise bicycle or treadmill.
Quite a while ago my genimate Carmel Galvin reminded of a phrase my Dad used quite regularly. Most Australians would know that Kick the Bucket is a euphemism for dying and I know it is used by our English cousins. Is it a term commonly used in other parts of the English speaking world?
An article in Wikipedia examines theories behind the origin of the phrase.
Thanks to Lonetester for alerting me to this post from James Tanner in which he explains the Revolving Door Ancestor phenomenon.
You can read James’post here: http://rejoiceandbeexceedingglad.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/revolving-door-ancestors-on.html
- Family Historian said…
“Genea-phoria” The feeling you get when you score a new lead or find a missing link.
Today’s word comes from Caroline Gurney.
Geneaplug – TV advert for Ancestry or Find My Past
Thanks to my lack of typing skills I have coined another word for the Geneadictionary. As I was typing Rootstech this morning I omitted an o and the word became Rotstech. At the time I was writing about my post-Rootstech malaise.
Rotstech or post-Rootstech malaise – a condition that affects genies on the Sunday immediately after the Rootstech conference when feels both exhausted and energised.