The 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.
Thanks to Lorine for granting permission to use her definitions.
I’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.”
Historically God’s Acre refers to the burial ground in a churchyard but today is sometimes used to describe any cemetery or graveyard.
God’s Acre St Mary the Virgin, Datchet, Berkshire.
This acronym came from Randy Seaver. It may be in common use but I had not heard it before.
MRUA: Most recent unknown ancestor which Randy explained “ is the person with the lowest number on your Pedigree Chart or Ahnentafel List that you have not identified a last name for, or a first name if you know a surname but not a first name.”
In a tweet on 12 December 2016 Andrew Martin mentioned the conflicts he has between his two hobbies: gym work and genealogy. He coined the phrase Gymnealogy to describe times when these two activities can be undertaken simultaneously eg watching a webinar or participating in a hangout from an exercise bicycle or treadmill.
Quite a while ago my genimate Carmel Galvin reminded of a phrase my Dad used quite regularly. Most Australians would know that Kick the Bucket is a euphemism for dying and I know it is used by our English cousins. Is it a term commonly used in other parts of the English speaking world?
An article in Wikipedia examines theories behind the origin of the phrase.
Thanks to Lonetester for alerting me to this post from James Tanner in which he explains the Revolving Door Ancestor phenomenon.
You can read James’post here: http://rejoiceandbeexceedingglad.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/revolving-door-ancestors-on.html