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:
Shauna Hicks used this new word in her blog post on Diary of an Australian Genealogist that I read today. It is an affliction that many of us who live in isolated places or who don’t have sufficient pennies to fund constant Geneatravel experience.
Shauna explained it thus:
Shauna Hicks wrote on her blog today:
“It is only 10 weeks to Congress so before we know, we will all be meeting up in Canberra for a geneaorgy (I wonder if that will make Jill Ball’s geneadictionary)?”
I couldn’t resist, Shauna.
Geneayear: Today’s word is one that both Shauna Hicks and I used in blog posts this week, it relates to our genealogy related activities during a particular calendar year.
As we wave goodbye to 2014 and usher in 2015 I send you greetings for the New Geneayear.
In an amazing blog post this week Shauna Hicks peppered her post with an incredible number of Genealogisms. I will add these words to the geneadictionary over time but, in the interim, you can read Shauna’s post here.