When I shared the news of my Christmas surprise on social media my Genimate, Chris Goopy, suggested the word Geneapet.

Geneapet : The genealogists four-legged friend who keeps him or her company while spending time researching in the geneacave.

My little man whom I have only had for four days has found a cosy nest amongst the filing on a bottom shelf in my study.


Paddy, my new Geneapet



Randy Seaver has provided two descriptions for Geneacave:

1. Genea-cave – the genealogy room in a genealogist’s home. May contain desk, computer system, bookcases, file cabinets, boxes of stuff, piles of paper, etc.

2. Genea-cave — “the genealogy work area, surrounded by the ancestral collections of a lifetime of research, where you have all of your genea-stuff.”