Shauna Hicks used the term Geneafest in a blog post earlier this week.
GeniAus and Kirsty Gray at Rootstech : a huge geneafest
My dictionary tells me that a fest is : a special event where people can enjoy a particular activity or thing.
A Geneafest therefore is a special event where people can enjoy genealogy related activities.
I note that Shauna has used the term Geneafest in several blog posts including:
The first use of the word I could find was in this post from Family Tree Magazine in 2010:
I came across this term in a video posted on youtube by Blaine Bettinger.
Blaine describes a Quick and Dirty Tree as : An unverified tree built quickly for a match to potentially find known or suspected names and/or locations in common.
Wikipedia does a much better job of describing a Dead House (or Mort House) than I could ever do.
You can read the definition here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_house
Way back in 2012 Lorine from the Olive Tree Genealogy blog
described several types of Genealogist. I have been slowly adding these to the Geneadictionary.
Do you fit this description?
The Scholar: This genealogist lives and breathes source citations. Accuracy is everything to this research. You’ll often find this person submitting articles to scholarly journals as the NYGBR. Page after page of red edit marks don’t intimidate them, they’ll plow through their article drafts, refining and revising and making each more accurate than the last.