In an old blog post From Cave to Chapel that I wrote in 2016 about the new room I was setting up as my research area I made the comment ” I may call my new room the Chapel because Genealogy is my religion!”
So if Genealogy is your religion you may wish to convert your Geneacave into a Chapel.
I’ve been tidying up my Evernote folder where I try to keep track of my posts on the Geneadictionary and I have unearthed some forgotten ideas.
One of the images I had clipped was a comment from NAACP Santa Fe on a blog post I wrote in 2015 for the Worldwide Genealogy Blog.
It describes how I attack my research. I do Freestyle.
My Genealarm went off this morning as I was playing around. I blogged about the moment here: https://geniaus.blogspot.com/2020/05/waiting-time.html
Genealarm: A sudden realisation that a resource or action will be useful for genealogy research.
Ancesdultery – one commits ancesdultery when one researches more than one ancestor at a time.
It’s hard to choose just one.
Back in 2016 Pivot suggested Retrobituaries for inclusion in the Collins Dictionary. It’s disappointing that approval status for the word is still “Pending investigation”.
As a blogger who frequently writes Retrobituaries which are “eulogies, given in retrospect (i.e. not connected to a funeral) to show respect for a person of fame, outstanding reputation or contribution ” I would support inclusion of this term.
I am sure that my fellow geneabloggers, storytellers on Familysearch and members of WikiTree who spend hours writing Retrobituaries would like to see the word recognised. It is interesting to note that Mindfloss hosts a number of Retrobituaries.
Looking at some of the sparse trees attached to my DNA matches’ files on Ancestry I thought of the word Povertree.
A Povertree on Ancestry
I suggest that a Povertree is a family tree with few or sparse details. They won’t work as Cousin Bait.
Nepotaph – A memorial inscription carved into the gravestone of another, more prominent member of the family.
There are many nepotaphs on John Gowans‘ Grave in Green-Wood Cemetery Brooklyn, New York, New York.