Friends Sleeping Place

I always learn something new when I read a post on Anne Young’s blog. Today as I was reading Q is for Quaker I expanded on my scant knowledge of the Quaker religion.

Anne wrote about Temple Hill Burial Ground which is also known as The Friends Sleeping Place. I thought that such a peaceful description of a burial place deserved a place in the Geneadictionary.

Thanks Anne for teaching me about this resting place.

Friends Sleeping Place


While most dictionaries define estrays as domestic animals who are lost or wandering the word is used in a different context in the archival situation to describe records that have strayed..

State Archives and Records NSW has an information page about estrays here on their website.

It defines Estrays as: “Estrays are records created by a NSW government or public sector organisation which are not under that organisation’s control.”

In a recent video Martyn Killion from the Archives shows an estray, an admission register from the Protestant Male Orphan School,  that has recently digitised into the Archives Online Collection.


While Genflix is a streaming service for videos it was a term used in the promotion of the recent RootstechConnect Online Conference.

The organisers suggested that the event was like a Netflix service that allowed for binge watching of a series of videos. They suggested that, as RootstechConnect, provided a means of binge watching genealogy presentations it could be labelled as GenFlix.

You can still get a GenFlix by going to where you can view the presentations from the event.

Gum Tree

The 26th of January is Australia Day so several geneabloggers wrote posts about the day.

Anne Young’s post, Climbing our family’s gum tree again, referred to a C’mon Aussie Australia Day Challenge Pauleen Cass had issued in 2014 in which Pauleen had used the term Gum Tree.

From reading these and other posts in the challenge I would suggest that a Gum Tree is a family tree that lists our ancestors and family members who were born, lived or died in Australia.

Gum Trees at Galston, NSW.


I received this message on Facebook this morning, thanks Maureen. I am so grateful to all the genimates who source new words for the geneadictionary, your Genearosity is appreciated.

When I went searching for Dibling on Google I found many definitions and articles about this 21st century portmanteau word that combines Donor and Sibling.

A search on your favourite web browser will result on many discussions on the term which many donor conceived persons find offensive.


Thanks to Samantha John for giving me permission to spread the word about this deadly virus, Unprovid, that may attack your family tree.

Samantha tells us that “UnProvid is information accepted without question.”

Please follow this link to read Samantha’s blog post for tips on how to avoid this dangerous disease and maintain a healthy family tree.

Aim for a healthy tree like this one at Chartwell in England