History

The GeneaDictionary was launched by Jill Ball aka GeniAus, on August 12, 2014. Presently in its infancy it is a work in progress.

I put to Rootstech for the 2012 or 2013 conference a proposal for a light-hearted presentation about my geneadictionary. If the proposal had been accepted I was going to put my skates on and develop an online dictionary that looked at the history and origins of  the fun words we have coined while dealing with our geneaffliction on and offline. That first attempt didn’t go anywhere as my proposal didn’t make the grade.

Fast forward to 2014 when my mind was wandering, I got a little notification on the Google+ bar on my browser. I raced off and read the message from my mate Pauleen that said ”  I love the PIP process -is it copyrighted or can we absorb it into our vernacular along with genimates, geneacruising, geneacave and your other innovative words?”

I had to share this phrase more widely so I dredged up my idea for the geneaditionary and hastily set up this blog

My geneablogging friends and genimates are all encouraged to contribute words, pictures and stories to the GeneaDictionary. Some of these words included will have originated outside the geneasphere but have been adopted by genealogists.

There will be an alphabetic listing of words, phrases and akas on the Dictionary page with links to explanations or articles about the words and phrases included in the dictionary and from time to time I, and hopefully others, will contribute articles on the etymology of those words, phrases and akas.

This blog is intended to be lighthearted and fun. There is no intention for it to be a place of academic excellence with a high level of scholarship

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