Sylvia tells me that Gineology is “hic….consuming gin and tonic whilst discussing family history lol”.
Often genealogists disappear from the geneasphere for a while. Because I have been concentrating on other things the poor old Geneadictionary hasn’t posted any new entries for a while.
I am not feeling particularly creative so I suggest we use the term Sabbatical to describe those times when we take a break from geneactivities.
Several online sources that I have consulted suggest that a Sabbatical can be a “Break from work ( https://www.monster.co.uk/career-advice/article/taking-a-sabbatical) or ” is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=sabbatical&oq=sabbatical&aqs=chrome..69i57.3925j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8).
Remembering that All Work and no play makes Jack (and Jill) dull I am committed to regular Sabbaticals.
Who needs words?
I was just using the term Geneamecca in a blog post and thought that I’d share a link to the term on the Geneadictionary but I found that it was missing. I am rectifying that situation.
I thought that I had coined this term, Geneamecca but before laying claim to it I did a Google search I found that a blogger, Jeanine M Thompson, had used it in a blog post in 2009. Perhaps others had also used it before. In that post the blogger described Salt Lake City, the Geneamecca as ” the “ultimate destination” for any genealogist! “. Becky Wiseman has also used the term in some posts on her Kinexxions blog
“1.1 as noun a Mecca A place that attracts people of a particular group or with a particular interest.
So Salt Lake City is a mecca for genealogists – a Geneamecca – a place every geenalogist should visit at least once in his or her lifetime