Apologies to Tony Proctor (tonyproctor) who put forward this suggestion as a post comment in early 2018. Tony Said:

Genial-ogy — the cheerful approach to jaw-dropping finds. Based on the fact that ‘genial’ has two meanings: (1) friendly and cheerful, and (2) related to the chin or jaw.



Just thought of this term but others have used it before me.

I figured that ANZestry would be useful to describe the Australian and New Zealand branches in our family trees.

I note that Professional Genealogist, Jeremy Palmer, uses this name for his genealogy business. Anzestry is also the title of a consumer finance blog.


Australian genie, Stella, recently used this charming term in a Facebook post. As I was not familiar with it I sought help from Google.

Wiktionary told me that Cousinade is a French word for a family Reunion.

With the help of my schoolgirl French I was able to read an article about Cousinade in Wikipedia. Cousinade is now entrenched in my lexicon.

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The GeniAus Mob’s Cousinade in Hawaii


When sharing this news story about an art exhibiton on Twitter last month @THEGenShow2020  suggested the term Artcestry to describe such exhibitions.

Following on the ideas put forward in the article I suggest a definition:
Artcestry: The portrayal of origin and ancestry in works of Art.

A recent portrait of my husband and I by our six year old granddaughter is an example of Artcestry.

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Genie Chum

Last weekend I met up with Sylvia Valentine, a  genimate of mine from Yorkshire. In reporting our meeting on Twitter Sylvia called me her Genie Chum, which I guess is an English equivalent of Genimate

I’ll be seeing Sylvia at The Genealogy Show in Birmingham later this week. Perhaps I’ll find some new English geneawords to add to the Geneadictionary there.


GeniAus with Sylvia Valentine in Yorkshire