The Geneatweets: 16/09/2010

The Geneatweets: 16/09/2010

10 of the week’s weirdest, funniest, and most intriguing genealogy tweets.


“The ancestor of every action is a thought.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (@TimeForTheBest)

I see dead people. Then I put them in my genealogy (or those of clients). (@poemblaze1)

In 2007, it was estimated that 22 per cent of living Australians had a convict ancestor…do you? (@AussieFoodShop2)

Love that old family history stuff, even if it does show odd stuff. You’re lucky having a record going way back. (@filtration12)

Is there a secret in your family history? Famous US civil rights photographer was a FBI spy – (@Infolass)

Learned a great Maori word tonight: whakapapa, or genealogy. A New Zealander enthralled me with the generational story of his family. (@Cirincione)

Had a bit of a genealogy hunt tonight but my elusive ancestors remain just that. #genealogy (@WollemiPine)


It’s nice to have relatives visit from out of town. But after a week, it’s also nice to see them go. 🙂 (@timstahmer)

Nicknames you have; why do you have them Fae- This is a combination of “Fiona” and “Mae” (@elionae)


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  • Matt Quinn (@poemblaze1)

    September 16, 2010

    Thanks for the mention. Fortunately my genealogy research has not required a shovel… yet.

  • Liz Pidgeon

    September 20, 2010

    Thanks for the mention, you never know where our tweets go to in the tweetersphere from @inflolass