I love this word coined by Randy Seaver in response to my Rotstech post earlier this year.

Here is what Randy said after Rootstech 2017″ Randy Seaver on 13/02/2017 at 3:30 pm said: good one…is “genea-daze” or “genea-xhausted” in the dictionary? I am suffering those today.”


With my Genimate, Randy Seaver, at Rootstech 2017



I was thrown for a while when I saw the subject line of Randy Seaver’s latest Saturday Night Genealogy Fun How Many “Mary LNU” Persons in Your Family Tree?

As I read through the post I learnt what Randy’s acronym stood for. Randy said “I have many females in my family tree database without a last name.  One of those female first names is “Mary.”  Do you have situations like this, where you don’t know the surname of some females? [I call them LNU persons – Last Name Unknown.]”

I have a long list of LNUs in my database  how about you?


Randy Seaver, a genimate from San Diego, used a new (to me) word in his blog post I read today. You can read about Randy’s need for Geneatherapy here:

Having read Randy’s post I propose this definition for Geneatherapy.

Geneatherapy: A therapeutic activity in which one indulges in genealogy research as a distraction from physical or emotional pain  or something unpleasant.

You can read Randy’s other Genealogisms here:


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.”