Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Contribute to the Genealogisms Dictionary

It's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!!!

After the Friday Night Fun on Geneabloggers Radio (you have to listen to Geneabloggers Radio!), and being encouraged by the chatters with too much time on their hands (since WDYTYA? was a repeat), or too much Irish whiskey (who knew?), I have to do this topic this week.

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (and, really folks, turnout has been pretty light these last two weeks) - 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. 

3)  Submit your genealogisms(s) as a Comment to this blog post, or write a blog post of your own, or in a Facebook status or comment (please let me know if you do this in a comment here).

Here are some of my genea-logisms contributions to date:

genea-logism -- "a newly invented word or phrase from the field of genealogy."

Genea-gasm -- "the 'Magic of Genealogy' moment - a chill in my body, a tremendous feeling of thankfulness, and tears of joy.  Usually occurs in a moment of genealogy discovery or extreme happiness."

Genea-cave -- "the genealogy work area, surrounded by the ancestral collections of a lifetime of research, where you have all of your genea-stuff."

Forrest Gump Principle of Genealogy Research -- "Genealogy research is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to find, but you have to look everywhere your 'genealogy gem' might be hiding"

 Genea-crapola -- "unsubstantiated or fabricated online family trees, published books or articles."  synonym: Genea-dreck.

You get the idea!  Go forth and create more genea-logisms.

20 comments:

BAT Mom said...

"Genea-ologizing" - what I do when holed up in my genea-cave in front of my computer. (Sorry, I'm not quite certain how I spell what I do, as I've never had to spell it before.)

Carol said...

Genea-angel

Self explanatory.

What would we do without them????

Tina said...

Gtownma's Submission

Great fun!

Greta Koehl said...

You omitted one that you yourself recently created: genea-rant (one of my faves).

Dorene from Ohio said...

Genies - individuals who pursue genealogy

Chris Staats said...

I've used this SNGF as an opportunity to educate and inform. I've decided to help clear up misconceptions about commonly used genea-vocabulary words. I hope you find the post enlightening.

Jackie said...

Genea-files: Those piles of documents all over your desk.

Banai Lynn Feldstein said...

I would like to adjust Jackie's definition.

Genea-files: Those sometimes rare to see alphabetized, categorized, and organized genealogy document files.

Genea-piles: The not genea-filed piles found all over one's desk.

Shelley said...

Gene-addicts - those addicted to the pursuit of genealogy

Family Historian said...

"Genea-phoria" The feeling you get when you score a new lead or find a missing link.

Caroline Gurney said...

This was a fun challenge, Randy - here's my contribution: http://goo.gl/fwzUC

Chris Staats said...

I think I was genea-robbed! My comment never appeared. Click here to dispell a number of untruths about common genea-words.

BDM said...

Genealegitimate? (You know what: an adjective referring to a credible family history with cited, documented sources.) I claim the word if not heretofore appropriated and propose to use it extensively in my own blog and anywhere I can throw it.

Respectfully but a bit of LOL,
Brenda

owlhart said...

Geneazone - When I'm in it, Do Not Disturb

BDM said...

Adjective? Noun? Maybe I could get a "real" life on Saturday night. More LOL- Brenda

Becky Jamison said...

GeneaDiary: my daily posting (on a blog I created by that name) of the genealogy I worked on or received from others that day, telling who it's from, who it's about and what I did or am going to do with it.

Jo said...

OCFHD - obsessive compulsive family history disorder

Bill West said...

Better late than never, I suppose. Mine are at
http://tinyurl.com/4nclvbm

Darlene said...

If it hasn't been used already, Genea-buddy. A person or persons who research with you. May be a person who mutually helps you or maybe a person who goes with you to a repository to do their own research.
Oh, how I miss my genea-buddies since I moved out of state. We used to road trip to various repositories regularly. I am on blogging hiatus, but will blog this topic after I come back.

Jill Ball said...

What a super list, Randy. I hope to include linke to them from the Geneadictionary.