Geneafest

Shauna Hicks used the term Geneafest in a blog post earlier this week.

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GeniAus and Kirsty Gray at Rootstech : a huge geneafest

My dictionary tells me that a fest is : a special event where people can enjoy a particular activity or thing.

A Geneafest therefore is a special event where people can enjoy genealogy related activities.

I note that Shauna has used the term Geneafest in several blog posts including:

https://gsq-blog.gsq.org.au/genealogy-cruising-why-you-should-try-it/
https://diaryofanaustraliangenealogist.blogspot.com/2015/06/
https://diaryofanaustraliangenealogist.blogspot.com/2015/12/

The first use of the word I could find was in this post from Family Tree Magazine in 2010:
https://www.familytreemagazine.com/articles/news-blogs/genealogy-industry/genealogy-tv/who-do-you-think-you-are/behind-the-scenes-of-wdytya-researching-sarah-jessica-parkers-roots/

 

 

 

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Quick and Dirty Tree

P1030716 I came across this term in a video posted on youtube by Blaine Bettinger.

Blaine describes a Quick and Dirty Tree as : An unverified tree built quickly for a match to potentially find  known or suspected names and/or locations in common.

The Scholar

Way back in 2012 Lorine from the  Olive Tree Genealogy blog described several types of Genealogist. I have been slowly adding these to the Geneadictionary.
Do you fit this description?
The Scholar: This genealogist lives and breathes source citations.  Accuracy is everything to this research. You’ll often find this person submitting articles to scholarly journals as the NYGBR. Page after page of red edit marks don’t intimidate them, they’ll plow through their article drafts, refining and revising and making each more accurate than the last.

Sabbatical

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A Sabbatical for GeniAus

Often genealogists disappear from the geneasphere for a while. Because I have been concentrating on other things the poor old Geneadictionary hasn’t posted any new entries for a while.

I am not feeling particularly creative so I suggest we use the term Sabbatical to describe those times when we take a break from geneactivities.

Several online sources that I  have consulted suggest that a Sabbatical can be a “Break from work ( https://www.monster.co.uk/career-advice/article/taking-a-sabbatical)  or ” is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=sabbatical&oq=sabbatical&aqs=chrome..69i57.3925j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8).

Remembering that All Work and no play makes Jack (and Jill) dull I am committed to regular Sabbaticals.

The Scholar

Back in 2012 Lorine from the  Olive Tree Genealogy blog described several types of Genealogist. I have been publishing these profiles every so often. Which traits do you exhibit?
The Scholar: This genealogist lives and breathes source citations.  Accuracy is everything to this research. You’ll often find this person submitting articles to scholarly journals as the NYGBR. Page after page of red edit marks don’t intimidate them, they’ll plow through their article drafts, refining and revising and making each more accurate than the last.