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 Ballau.blogspot.com, curryaus.wordpress.com, geniaus.blogspot.com and geneadictionary.wordpress.com. I am a contributor to worldwidegenealogy.blogspot.com and I maintain a Society blog hornsbyshirefhg.wordpress.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 ,2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and Official Blogger at AFFHO12 and AFFHO2015. You can find my family at www.geniaus.net.

Blogicide

Looking for something else today I came across a 2011 post from John D Reid, Chris Paton commits Blogicide. I remember when this instance of Blogicide was committed by Chris Paton!

What a gem of a word is Blogicide! I had to share it immediately.

I proffer this definition: Blogicide – the act of killing off a blog, this may be intentional or unintentional – perhaps that is BlogSlaughter!

The earliest mention I can find for Blogicide is here in 2008

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#TwitterGenie

On Twitter on April 22 came a rally call from David Allen Lambert.

David said “Rally call for all Genealogists and Family Historians – who is a ? It would be great if we could all be rallied with a hashtag other than Genealogy when there is something major going on in the field.”

 

 

Iceberg Genealogy Researcher

I have seen the term Iceberg related to genealogy research a few times over the years. There was a poster put out by in 2009 by The California Genealogical Society and Library.

This week Lenore from The GenTraveling Site left a comment on one of my posts so I headed over to her site where I found her definition of  an Iceberg Genealogy Researcher. (Follow the link)

Take a look at her description. Does it describe some of your genimates?

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Genie-silly

At the Rootstech Conference yesterday we were challenged to take a geneaselfie and post it on Twitter. My genimate Sharn White took a photo of her and I and posted it with the caption ”  being genie-silly ” so that term for a moment of madness in a genealogy setting enters the Geneadictionary.

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GeniAus (left) and Sharn White in a genie-silly moment

An Enthusiasm of Genealogists

Genies often suggest collective nouns for genealogists. I loved the phrase Else Churchill from the Society of Genealogists shared this week on the Rootstech edition of Mondays with Myrt  recorded in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.

Else’s phrase “An Enthusiasm of Genealogists” perfectly describes those gathered in Salt Lake City this week for the annual Rootstech Conference.

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