I’ve been poking around on sites that host online family trees recently trying to find clues as I search for my Irish ancestors. I have found several trees boasting tens of thousands of leaves on masses of tangled branches. I wondered how it would be possible for the tree owners to carry out accurate and diligent research on such huge trees.The word Megatree just popped into my head.
Megatree: usually found online and often at Big Pay Subscription sites this variety boasts many leaves and branches which may not be related to each other.
A Megatree I saw in Kohunlich in Mexico
In Australia it’s seen as a badge of honour to have in one’s family tree a convict who was transported from the British Isles during the late 18th and early 19th centuries to the new colonies. Oftentimes genies lament the lack of such a person in their ancestry, when one can prove a link to a convict it is time for a genealogy happy dance. .
Australian Royalty: Convicts and their ancestors in Australia are given a pseudo Royal status and commonly known as Australian Royalty.
My genimate, Jenna Mills posted this suggestion for the Geneadictionary during #genchat on Twitter today. It originally came from Genealogy Jen.
Genevu – That moment when you’ve read about someone else’s relatives so many times you think they’re yours.
What a beaut AKA for a genealogist. You can meet the Cousin Detective here: http://www.cousindetective.com/p/meet-detective.html
From Geneadictionary supporter Tony Proctor.
“Nibling Rivalry” (like sibling rivalry). Heard this from Dan Edwards in a comment on my blog. Relates to disagreements on shared family trees.
From time to time I come across a Geneapoem that I enjoy but am loathe to publish here lest I infringe copyright. So this morning when I found a nice poem about a Grandma I decided to create this new page where I can link to geneapoems that I find in my meanderings. I hope you enjoy them too.
I’d appreciate your help in adding to this list.
The Geneaspy aka J Paul Hawthorne obviously isn’t going undercover as he has just taken delivery of a new wardrobe. Paul promises genealogical sightings from around the web and elsewhere.
Photo: J Paul Hawthorne