I read that a Logophile ( is a lover of words so a Genealogophile is someone who loves  genealogy words aka Genea-Logisms.

I have added to this site a page for those Genealogophiles who make contributions to or whose words appear in this dictionary.

Three Rs of Genealogy Research

I read one of the best blog posts I have read in a while today. Although the geneadictionary is a lighthearted resource I think this new and important term needs to be shared widely so I am adding it to the geneadictionary.

On the Worldwide Genealogy Blog Pauleen Cass outlined her Three Rs of Genealogy Research.

I won’t steal Pauleen’s thunder by outlining her process here but I strongly suggest you hop over and read her post here.

Word from a Teenealogist

One of the genealogy younger set in Australia Teenealogist Caitlin Gow. suggested a new word to me this week and I was so enthusiastic about it that I bumped some other posts I have prepared down the list so that I could post this one sooner.

When I did a little research I found that Randy Seaver had used the word earlier this year but it was Caitlin who brought it to my notice.

Geneavlogging. Using video instead of written text to communicate one’s message in a blog post. This activity is great for people like me with poor keyboarding skills.

Here is Caitlin’s latest Geneavlogging post.


In a blog post from March 2011  offers some alternative definitions of several genealogy terms. Watch out for more over the coming months. I have a few of these Bastards in my tree.
Bastard:  A person from whom you descend and are unable to find and document in any record whatsoever.Ex. “I can’t find that bastard anywhere!”

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