What is a newg? What is a newt?

+11 votes

I'm asking and answering my own question here so we have a reference to link to. :-)

in The Tree House by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)

2 Answers

+6 votes

A couple terms we throw around sometimes in the community:

  • Newg: New Genealogist

Plural is newgs? newgies? I've been pronouncing it to myself as newgees.

  • Newt: New WikiTreer

A new member, that is.

by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
Cute!  I had not previously heard these terms, Chris.
I'm sorry . I'm country and always thought a newt was a  small lizard like salamander.
+2 votes
When I was in the Army back in the early '70s a newg was, of course, a new guy, meaning someone who had just been transferred to where you were stationed.  I don't know if it had an official spelling, but I always thought of it as nug.  I suppose the concept, at least, would have ancient roots.  But both adaptions to WikiTree seem natural and I'll consider them fixed in stone.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (410k points)

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