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.
Thanks to Alona for allowing me to share this snip from Facebook in the Geneadictionary.
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
Microfiche motion sickness: A lightheaded dizzy feeling experienced by genealogists and researchers caused by sitting for endless hours at microfilm or microfiche readers.IS
Source: A tweet from @troveaustralia on 18/1/2017
Similar to Microphilmia
Shauna Hicks used this new word in her blog post on Diary of an Australian Genealogist that I read today. It is an affliction that many of us who live in isolated places or who don’t have sufficient pennies to fund constant Geneatravel experience.
Shauna explained it thus:
Janelle Collins used this term for a popular pastime among Australian genealogists.
Troving or Troveing : a research session in which a genie mines the resources of Trove to find ancestor facts and stories.
#genealogyselfie I first noted this hashtag in 2014 when Gould Genealogy ran a #genealogyselfie competition for a whole month.
This week The Conference Keeper and Geneabloggers people have taken this idea on board and proclaimed February 1st as #genealogyselfie day.
Will you be joining in?
Trovaholic – Chris used this word on Google+ yesterday and marked it for my attention. If you’re an Australian and you are addicted to Trove you won’t need a definition.
If you come from some other land you are missing out on one the best free resources around. It even has lots of news from across the seas.
Many Australian Genies suffer from an addiction to Trove.