Thanks to Carmel Galvin for spotting this new term from Randy Seaver.

In a post on his blog Genea-musings Randy wrote “I may be an old geneasaurus, but these mailing lists and message boards are very valuable for many genealogists and family historians.”

We can deduce the meaning of Geneasaurus if we read Randy’s post.




There are several blogs that have the term Ancestories in their titles.

Ancestories: Stories about our ancestors.


Cousin Bait

There are many Cousin Bait success stories out on the internet. There are also several definitions.

GeniAus reels them in

GeniAus reels them in – in 1987

My genimate from Texas, Amy Coffin, says that with  Cousin Bait “you’re fishing for cousins so you can compare information for your respective family trees.”

In her post here she describes how she Reeled in a Big One.

1 March 2016 Update: Thanks to Geneadictionary supporter, Tony Proctor who has found that the term “Cousin Bait” was first used by Greta Koehl on Greta’s Genealogy Bog (that’s not a typo) on 19 March 2010. (