Treetops: The oldest ancestors on the family tree – from Geniaus

Forrest Gump Principle of Genealogy Research

Another ripper from RandySeaver:
Forrest Gump Principle of Genealogy Research — “Genealogy research is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to find, but you have to look everywhere your ‘genealogy gem’ might be hiding”


Today I am offering a Genealogism from Geniaus

Trogenealodyte is someone who holes up in a Geneacave for extended periods

adapted from from Troglodyte:

  1. (especially in prehistoric times) a person who lived in a cave.
    • a hermit.
    • a person who is regarded as being deliberately ignorant or old-fashioned.)


I have been known to lament about the Swimmers in my family, not those who take daily to the pool to do a few laps but Swimmers of the ancestor variety.

My mate Pauleen obviously has Swimmers in her family as she also suggested in a recent tweet that I include Swimmers in the Geneadictionary.

Swimmers: probably a southern hemisphere term for those whose arrival ship is unknown, and possibly likely to remain so.