Saturday Night Genealogy Genealogisms

March 20, 2011 at 7:41 am 3 comments

Randy Seaver posted his Saturday Night Genealogy challenge: Challenge

Your mission, should you decide to accept it is to:

1) Recall that some genealogists love to make up new words to define what we do or where we are… we want to make a “Genealogisms Dictionary” so that we all understand what we’re writing about.

2) Make up one or more words that deal with some aspect of genealogy – they could start with genea- or ancest- or end with -ology (we don’t care), and then define the word for us.

I look forward to seeing what everyone comes up with. Here are my attempts:

Genea-friends: Genealogy friends
Ancestrimix: Mixing of two ancestry family
Geneaitis: Genealogy addiction that is contagious
Genea-censusology: the habit of only looking at census records
Geneawebinaritis: the daily looking for new Genealogy Webinars
Geneasomnambulism: to do Genealogy in your sleep
GeneaLectursomnambulism: To perform genealogy lectures in your sleep
Geneafamignorment: The act of family ignoring your talk of Famiy History
Geneaconferensaditis, the depression you get when you miss a Genealogy conference
GeneaESM: To source everything.
Geneacertifirepetionist: someone who keeps attempting to get their genealogy certification.


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Kim Cattrall, WDYTYA Review You Might Be a Genealogist If… Saturday Night Fun…

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sheri Fenley  |  March 20, 2011 at 9:16 am

    LOL Bless your clever little heart – those are great additions to the divtionary!

  • 2. GeniAus  |  August 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Hoping you don’t mind if I add these to the Geneadictionary.

    Cheers, Jill

  • 3. Geneaitis | GeneaDictionary  |  December 26, 2016 at 8:35 am

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