Congress

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It only happens once every three years. Aussie genies call it Congress but it has nothing to do with politics. It’s full title is The Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry (quite a mouthful).

Congress is held every three years under the auspices of AFFHO, the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations and brings together passionate family historians from around Australia, New Zealand and many parts of the world.

Read about Congress history here: http://www.affho.org/affho/congresses.php.

Related Term: Congressitis

NextGen

A blog post from one of my young genimates this morning reminded me of those genies who are NextGen. These NextGen folk are the future of genealogy.

The NextGen Genealogy Network page tells me that NextGen are “young genealogists eighteen to fifty”.

I am thrilled to be an online genimate of so many of these clever, committed younger folk. Check out some of their profiles here.

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In Salt Lake City with one of my Fave Aussie NextGens, Caitlin Gow.

The Hunter or Detective

detectiveThe Hunter or Detective: This genealogists  loves the research. While they want to find their own ancestors, they’ll research anyone’s ancestry just for the thrill of the hunt. They are easily sidetracked from their own ancestral research by the challenge of solving a stranger’s brick wall.

Source: http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/what-type-of-genealogist-are-you.html

Thanks to Lorine for granting permission to use her definitions.