About GeniAus

I am an ancient Australian ancestor hunter who was formerly a librarian, teacher and IT specialist. Fascinated by Web2.0 applications I spend every spare moment chasing ancestors and connecting with other genealogists. I blog at AndroidGenealogy.blogspot.com, Ballau.blogspot.com, geniaus.blogspot.com and geneadictionary.wordpress.com. I am a contributor to worldwidegenealogy.blogspot.com and I maintain a Society blog kuringgaihs.blogspot.com. I am a member of several Societies in Australia, England and Internationally. Proud to have been an Official Blogger at Rootstech in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and Official Blogger at AFFHO12. You can find my family at www.geniaus.net.

Bugiversary

When I read this post from Caitlin on Facebook the world Bugiversary came to mind. When is your Bugiversary – the day you caught the Genealogy Bug?

Bugiversary

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Geneaguru

I saw the term GeneaGuru in a recent Facebook post from Pauleen Cass  in which she asked her Genimates with expertise in NSW to help her with an issue.

A quick search on Google found two further instances of this term. Pauleen used it in a post on April 2, 2016 and Mags Gaulden mentioned it on her Grandma’s Genes blog on February 9,2016.

From Reading these three posts I deduce that  A Geneaguru is a genealogist who is an expert or master in particular area in the genealogy field.

Genie Central

In a comment on Alona Tester‘s Facebook post today Chris Paton, a genealogist from Scotland, when visiting their retail outlet called Australia’s Gould Genealogy Genie Central.and indeed it is. It is the premier business in Australia that supplies genealogists with books, data CDs, software and stationery.

Genie Central

Thanks to Alona for allowing me to share this snip from Facebook in the Geneadictionary.

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.