Geneafest

Shauna Hicks used the term Geneafest in a blog post earlier this week.

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GeniAus and Kirsty Gray at Rootstech : a huge geneafest

My dictionary tells me that a fest is : a special event where people can enjoy a particular activity or thing.

A Geneafest therefore is a special event where people can enjoy genealogy related activities.

I note that Shauna has used the term Geneafest in several blog posts including:

https://gsq-blog.gsq.org.au/genealogy-cruising-why-you-should-try-it/
https://diaryofanaustraliangenealogist.blogspot.com/2015/06/
https://diaryofanaustraliangenealogist.blogspot.com/2015/12/

The first use of the word I could find was in this post from Family Tree Magazine in 2010:
https://www.familytreemagazine.com/articles/news-blogs/genealogy-industry/genealogy-tv/who-do-you-think-you-are/behind-the-scenes-of-wdytya-researching-sarah-jessica-parkers-roots/

 

 

 

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Sabbatical

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A Sabbatical for GeniAus

Often genealogists disappear from the geneasphere for a while. Because I have been concentrating on other things the poor old Geneadictionary hasn’t posted any new entries for a while.

I am not feeling particularly creative so I suggest we use the term Sabbatical to describe those times when we take a break from geneactivities.

Several online sources that I  have consulted suggest that a Sabbatical can be a “Break from work ( https://www.monster.co.uk/career-advice/article/taking-a-sabbatical)  or ” is a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=sabbatical&oq=sabbatical&aqs=chrome..69i57.3925j0j9&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8).

Remembering that All Work and no play makes Jack (and Jill) dull I am committed to regular Sabbaticals.

Rotstech

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.

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Megatree

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.

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A Megatree I saw in Kohunlich in Mexico