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.

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.

Bloggerhoea

P1090521I’m sorry I don’t have a source for this word but I define Bloggerhoea  a compulsive outpouring of stories via blogs. I suspect the term was a play on another word that describes an outpouring.

I know that I heard a genimate use Bloggerhoea several years ago but I did not make a note of who that was. The first mention of the term I could find was from a blogger in 2008 who said “i think i’m suffering from bloggerhoea. lock me in a room with internet connection + com with all my med notes and tell me that i only can get out if i memorize all of my notes you’ll find me blogging 99% of the time.”