ConGenieal : An adjective that describes the comfortable, friendly atmosphere that is created when a group of Genies gather in a social situation.
I thought of this word when writing a blog post about an Aussie pre Rootstech gathering in Salt Lake City tonight.
A Congenieal Group, Salt Lake City 5/2/2017
In Australia it’s seen as a badge of honour to have in one’s family tree a convict who was transported from the British Isles during the late 18th and early 19th centuries to the new colonies. Oftentimes genies lament the lack of such a person in their ancestry, when one can prove a link to a convict it is time for a genealogy happy dance. .
Australian Royalty: Convicts and their ancestors in Australia are given a pseudo Royal status and commonly known as Australian Royalty.
In Australia we celebrate National Family History Month from 1-30 August each year. This year we are using the hashtag #NFHM2015 when we discuss the event on social media.
AFFHO : The Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations Inc. (AFFHO)
I have been known to lament about the Swimmers in my family, not those who take daily to the pool to do a few laps but Swimmers of the ancestor variety.
My mate Pauleen obviously has Swimmers in her family as she also suggested in a recent tweet that I include Swimmers in the Geneadictionary.
Swimmers: probably a southern hemisphere term for those whose arrival ship is unknown, and possibly likely to remain so.