Shauna Hicks used the term Geneafest in a blog post earlier this week.
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:
The first use of the word I could find was in this post from Family Tree Magazine in 2010:
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.
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