Thanks to my lack of typing skills I have coined another word for the Geneadictionary. As I was typing Rootstech this morning I omitted an o and the word became Rotstech. At the time I was writing about my post-Rootstech malaise.
Rotstech or post-Rootstech malaise – a condition that affects genies on the Sunday immediately after the Rootstech conference when feels both exhausted and energised.
#genealogyselfie has been in the Geneadictionary for a while.
Here’s my #genealogy selfie picture for 2017.
I was thrilled to receive some Geneamail from my genimate, Katherine Willson in the US.
BDMed is a term I use when I have collected a set of copies of vital records (Birth, Marriage and Death) for an ancestor. I say that the ancestor has been BDMed.
In other countries Genies may use the term BMDed.
Militree : A family tree with a large representation of members of the armed forces.
I’ve been poking around on sites that host online family trees recently trying to find clues as I search for my Irish ancestors. I have found several trees boasting tens of thousands of leaves on masses of tangled branches. I wondered how it would be possible for the tree owners to carry out accurate and diligent research on such huge trees.The word Megatree just popped into my head.
Megatree: usually found online and often at Big Pay Subscription sites this variety boasts many leaves and branches which may not be related to each other.
A Megatree I saw in Kohunlich in Mexico
BBC – A time when families were large. ie Before Birth Control.
Image courtesy of Nuchylee at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
I met a fellow geneablogger recently at Congress in Canberra. In a blog post on 19 April she wrote about the Geneadictionary in glowing terms. Robbie said “The wonderful Jill Ball aka Geniaus has the most amazing collection of words, phrases, inventions and descriptions of a language that is devoted to the world of family history and genealogy – there are some classic terms explained, new ones you never would have imagined and a whole heap that you recognise as having crept into your own daily use lexicon.”
Thanks Robbie, as I don’t get much feedback on this blog I was thrilled to read your kind words.
Robbie also offered up a new word for the Geneadictionary, Genistudent.
To quote Robbie once more ” In the process of keeping to the character limit for Twitter, I coined the term “genistudents” – in my head I defined it as family historians and genealogists who improve their knowledge through online study. It also struck me that there are a number of us who have become quite addicted to the online delivery model and can’t help signing up immediately a new course pops up!”