Ferreting in my Geneadictionary files on Evernote I found this definition I had saved from Bill West.
Genea-bog: When you can’t seem to get yourself going on your research or blog writing.
On reading this Pauleen Cass added “and you’re feet just can’t get out of the quagmire of your research conundra.”
Yesterday I hosted a webinar for The Society of Australian Genealogists with guest speaker Brian Bela Schellenberg (note the title of Brian’s website) from Ancestry Pro Genealogists in Utah. as a lover of genealogisms I was excited by the title of Brian’s presentation.
According to Brian Hapsburgology is all about: Research in the Former Austro-Hungarian Empire.
As I was wandering through my email box I fell down a rabbit hole and ended up at a page on Amy Johnson Crow’s site.
Amy says” WANDER is also an acronym that I’ve come up with to help describe the genealogy research process.”
You can take wander over to Amy’s page and learn about her process here:
Auscestry: The Australian branch of the family tree.
In an old blog post From Cave to Chapel that I wrote in 2016 about the new room I was setting up as my research area I made the comment ” I may call my new room the Chapel because Genealogy is my religion!”
So if Genealogy is your religion you may wish to convert your Geneacave into a Chapel.
I’ve been tidying up my Evernote folder where I try to keep track of my posts on the Geneadictionary and I have unearthed some forgotten ideas.
One of the images I had clipped was a comment from NAACP Santa Fe on a blog post I wrote in 2015 for the Worldwide Genealogy Blog.
It describes how I attack my research. I do Freestyle.
My Genealarm went off this morning as I was playing around. I blogged about the moment here: https://geniaus.blogspot.com/2020/05/waiting-time.html
Genealarm: A sudden realisation that a resource or action will be useful for genealogy research.
Ancesdultery – one commits ancesdultery when one researches more than one ancestor at a time.
It’s hard to choose just one.
Back in 2016 Pivot suggested Retrobituaries for inclusion in the Collins Dictionary. It’s disappointing that approval status for the word is still “Pending investigation”.
As a blogger who frequently writes Retrobituaries which are “eulogies, given in retrospect (i.e. not connected to a funeral) to show respect for a person of fame, outstanding reputation or contribution ” I would support inclusion of this term.
I am sure that my fellow geneabloggers, storytellers on Familysearch and members of WikiTree who spend hours writing Retrobituaries would like to see the word recognised. It is interesting to note that Mindfloss hosts a number of Retrobituaries.
Looking at some of the sparse trees attached to my DNA matches’ files on Ancestry I thought of the word Povertree.
A Povertree on Ancestry
I suggest that a Povertree is a family tree with few or sparse details. They won’t work as Cousin Bait.