Friday, July 04, 2008

Carnival of Genealogy, 51st Edition

The 51st edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is posted at Destination: Austin Family! Thomas MacEntee has done a terrific job of putting together a wonderful collection of articles submitted on the topic of: Independent Spirit!

With the upcoming July 4th holiday, there is no more perfect time to honor someone from your family whose life can be summed up in one word – INDEPENDENT! Do you have a relative who was feisty, spoke their own mind, was a bit of a free spirit? Anyone who most people might consider a “nut” on the family tree but you know they really just followed a “different tune?” We all have at least one person whose character and habits may have made them seem “ahead of their time” and now is the chance to tell us their story.

Thank you, Thomas, for hosting the COG!!!

The upcoming 52nd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will focus on the simple topic of AGE. As family historians, we take time to carefully mark the birthdates of our forebears. We print out family tree charts including this all-important data. We make it a point to note at what age family members have married, had children and passed away.

Take some time to look over the data that you have collected on members of your family tree, and share a story of age with us for the upcoming edition of the carnival. Do you have a member of the family who went to work to support the family while still of a tender age? Someone who accomplished something that was typically done by others beyond his or her years? A couple who married young? A couple with disparate ages? A family member who accomplished something of note at an advanced age? How about family members that lived many years, outlasting many of their relatives and friends?

With the understanding that "age is often a state of mind", share your family story about someone whose story stands out because of their age, either young or old. The deadline for this edition is July 15, 2008 and will be hosted by Lisa at
100 Years in America. Submit your blog article for the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.