Microfiche motion sickness: A lightheaded dizzy feeling experienced by genealogists and researchers caused by sitting for endless hours at microfilm or microfiche readers.IS
Source: A tweet from @troveaustralia on 18/1/2017
Similar to Microphilmia
In a blog post in September The Ancestry Insider warned us about Mytreeitis.
“Watch out for mytreeitus. Ron Tanner came up with the term; Ben Baker gave a dictionary-like definition:
mytreeitus \mī-trē-ˈī-təs\ (noun)
An inflammation common to many genealogists,
particularly heavy users of PAF. Symptoms include
extreme anxiety over others modifying their extensive
genealogical research, possessiveness of ancestors,
unwillingness to work in collaborative family trees and
disregard for others when removing erroneous
persons from their family. Usually occurring in more
mature adults and rarely seen in those under 40.
[Ouch! Ben didn’t score any points with his largely older-than-40 audience.]
Learning to use FamilySearch Family Tree has been
shown to be an effective treatment for this affliction.”
I’m disappointed that I’m getting to the end of my list of Genealogisms from Caroline Gurney. I only have a couple left to share.
Cititis – severe form of OCD, when you spend more time composing source citations than doing research
Trovaholic – Chris used this word on Google+ yesterday and marked it for my attention. If you’re an Australian and you are addicted to Trove you won’t need a definition.
If you come from some other land you are missing out on one the best free resources around. It even has lots of news from across the seas.
Many Australian Genies suffer from an addiction to Trove.
My friend Chris Goopy shared a new word and definition on Facebook recently: Abibliophobia is the fear of running out of reading material.
That prompted me to conjure up another word Ageneaphobia – the fear of running out of ancestors to research.