When I shared the news of my Christmas surprise on social media my Genimate, Chris Goopy, suggested the word Geneapet.
Geneapet : The genealogists four-legged friend who keeps him or her company while spending time researching in the geneacave.
My little man whom I have only had for four days has found a cosy nest amongst the filing on a bottom shelf in my study.
Paddy, my new Geneapet
My Genimate, Carmel, in a comment on a Facebook post quite a while ago used the term Purga-tree.
She said “7 great-grandparents from Ireland and possibly the 8th! Trying to document them for perpetui-tree can sometimes seem like purga-tree.”
In a blog post in September The Ancestry Insider warned us about Mytreeitis.
“Watch out for mytreeitus. Ron Tanner came up with the term; Ben Baker gave a dictionary-like definition:
mytreeitus \mī-trē-ˈī-təs\ (noun)
An inflammation common to many genealogists,
particularly heavy users of PAF. Symptoms include
extreme anxiety over others modifying their extensive
genealogical research, possessiveness of ancestors,
unwillingness to work in collaborative family trees and
disregard for others when removing erroneous
persons from their family. Usually occurring in more
mature adults and rarely seen in those under 40.
[Ouch! Ben didn’t score any points with his largely older-than-40 audience.]
Learning to use FamilySearch Family Tree has been
shown to be an effective treatment for this affliction.”