Saturday, January 17, 2009

Carnival of Genealogy, 64th Edition

Welcome to the January 18, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for this edition is: Winter Photo Essay. We couldn't have better timing for this edition as the pacific northwest has had wicked winter storms, the midwest is setting new record low temperatures, and the east coast is next in the bulls eye. Old man winter is making his presence known! No need to dispair, however. Close the blinds so you don't have to look at all that snow and pour yourself a big mug of hot cocoa topped with a mountain of whipped cream and drizzled with hot caramel. YUM! Put a fire in fireplace, cozy up in a comfy chair, grab your laptop and prepare to enjoy... the carnival is back in town!

Dorene Paul presents William Kelly, Builder of the Marblehead Lighthouse posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying, "While William Kelly was not my ancestor, I so appreciate his workmanship! He was the builder of the beautiful Marblehead Lighthouse, which has been a beacon on Sandusky Bay since 1822. In the summer,
the cool lake breezes are always refreshing, and in the winter, solace can be found there."

Margaretann presents Winter Carnival posted at GeneaDiva's History, Genealogy and "Stuff", saying, "Margaretann gives a synopsis of her favorite winter activities."

LOOKING4ANCESTORS presents The Big Snowstorm of 1974 posted at LOOKING4ANCESTORS, saying, "Kathryn Lake Hogan of LOOKING4ANCESTORS presents "The Big Snowstorm of 1974." She made history that year as she and her brother walked to school in that snowstorm. Kathryn says "Yes, our dad really did make us go to school that day!""

Debbie Atchley presents Cowgirl in Kentucky Snow posted at Genealogy, Middle Age & Life, saying, "A picture from a town that no longer exists. A picture of a little girl in a town that was flooded to make an economic boom for an area that never took place. Our heritage was lost, but the little girl still remembers."

Brian presents 'Walking In A Winter Wonderland" A Cold Day For A Wedding posted at Ancestors At Rest.

Bill West presents West in New England: WINTER, MALDEN, MA. 1953 posted at West in New England, saying, "I'm not a big fan of Winter and snow, but waaaay back in
my tender youth I used to enjoy it. Here's some pictures
from around 1953 in Malden, Ma."

Randy Seaver presents A Winter Non-photo essay posted at Genea-Musings, saying, "I had to travel to Salt Lake City to find snow for the Carnival essay. Then I didn't get many pix of snow - only of genealogists eating in fine restaurants and talking about family history. It was fun! Cool too."

M. Diane Rogers presents Grandpa Scott and Sandy - 'Walking In A Winter Wonderland' - Carnival of Genealogy - 64th Edition posted at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt', saying, "Canadians are often ambivalent about winter - some places there's so much of it. Here's one of my mum's photos of her dad in Newdale, Manitoba, Canada."

Midge Frazel presents Backyard with Cemetery posted at Granite in My Blood, saying, "Long ago, my mother's January birthday gift was a photo box. In the box is an envelope labeled "Big snowstorms". One photo is taken near the cemetery that abutted my grandparent's back yard."

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault presents "Mon pays ce n'est pas un pays c'est l'hiver?" posted at A Canadian Family, saying, "Why not drop by for a little visit to Quebec where we don't have winter but we do have l'hiver!"

Donna presents The Discontent of My Winter posted at What's Past is Prologue, saying, "Donna Pointkouski is not a fan of winter as a result of growing up in Philadelphia and she believes winter is best enjoyed when you're young. Learn about the infamous Blizzard of '96 and what it's like to live in Philadelphia when it snows."

Cherie Atkinson Clark presents Carnival of Genealogy: A Winter Photo Essay posted at Still Digging for Roots, saying, "My dad, his siblings and their friends, playing in deep snow in 1939-1940."

Geniaus presents Walking In A Winter Wonderland posted at Geniaus, saying, "Our winter visit to to the war cemetery at Villers-Bretonneux was a sobering experience that encouraged us to reflect on the courage of our soldiers and the futility of armed conflict."

Lorine McGinnis Schulze presents Ancestors Walking in a Winter Wonderland posted at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog, saying, "This photo was taken in Guelph Ontario during one of my great-grandmother's trips from Ramsgate England to visit her son and daughter (my grandmother) in Canada."

Jasia presents Winter Is For Kids! posted at Creative Gene. I've never enjoyed winter/snow as much as an adult as I did as a kid. I don't think my brothers do either. Here are pictures of them back in the good ole days when snow was just for fun!

Amy Coffin presents We Tree: Snow Boy: 64th Carnival of Genealogy posted at We Tree, saying, "This is the story of a Gulf Coast boy's Christmas wish for snow. Does his dream come true? Stop by the We Tree blog and see if there is a happy ending to this tale."

Apple presents Apple's Tree: Winter in Pictures posted at Apple's Tree, saying, "My view of winter has certainly changed over the last 40 years. The images I've chosen to share range from the pure joy of flying down a hill on a sled to the work of digging out."

Valerie C. presents Joyous snowfall posted at Begin with 'Craft', saying, "Winter photos of my mother's childhood in the South"

Dru Pair presents Backyard Snow Photos posted at Find Your Folks, saying, "Dru Pair shares winter photos from 1960 of her mother's sibling standing in the snow in front of a tool shed built by their grandfather."

Janet Iles presents Janet the researcher: Snow in a snow belt region of Ontario posted at Janet the researcher, saying, "Winter is not my favorite time of the year. The photos of snow are very pretty."

John Newmark presents The St. Louis "Snow Event" of 1982 posted at Transylvanian Dutch.

Wendy Littrell presents Texas Snow! posted at All My Branches Genealogy, saying, "Although I don't see a lot of snow in my neck of the woods (as evidenced by New Year's Day 2005, I have fond - and not so fond - memories of Winter weather from my childhood in Ohio."

Thomas MacEntee presents A Winter Photo Essay - Hawaiian Style posted at Destination: Austin Family, saying, "Well who says winter has to mean snow? Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family is dreaming of a green winter wonderland in Hawaii as he shows off photos of winter vacations past in A Winter Photo Essay - Hawaiian Style."

Terry Thornton presents COG 64 --- Where are you? posted at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi, saying, "Some scenes of winter just ain't natural."

Becky Wiseman presents kinexxions: Ah, the joys of winter! posted at kinexxions, saying, "When I was young, winter was fun! Now, not so much..."

Diana Ritchie presents In the Wintertime We Go... posted at Random Relatives, saying, "My mom and her brothers on a snowy January day in Denver."

Steve Danko presents Winter Photos from World War II posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog, saying, "Not many photos were taken of my family outside during the winter. These two photos were taken during World War II, while my father was serving in the U.S. Naval Armed Guard, and while my mother was living in Worcester, Massachusetts"

Barbara Holz Sullivan presents Winter Snow posted at View From the Bluffs, saying, "Winter play during the 1940s in Dubuque, Iowa." Barbara Holz Sullivan presents Winter in My Home Away From Home posted at View From the Bluffs, saying, "Winter in Rochester, Minnesota at a time when I was a student nurse at St. Mary's."

Miriam Robbins Midkiff presents Winter Photo Essay: Marie LEWIS posted at AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors, saying, "Here are two of the oldest winter photos in my collection. Taken 8 years apart, they both feature my 4' 11" great-grandmother!"

footnoteMaven presents The "S Word" - Sledding posted at footnoteMaven. Creating a Winter Essay right now, knowing how I feel about the "S Word," is rather difficult. Been there, didn't enjoy it, don't want to talk about it.

That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. Have we gotcha shivering yet? I don't know about you but I really enjoyed seeing all those winter pics while keeping toasty warm inside!

I want to take a moment to say "Thank You!" to everyone who promotes the COG with announcements and links. I used to stop by and write a comment of thanks to all who did this but time just doesn't allow me to do that anymore. But I do want you all to know that I really, really, appreciate everything you do to promote the Carnival of Genealogy!

Now it's time for a Call For Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is: "The Happy Dance. The Joy of Genealogy. Almost everyone has experienced it. Tell us about the first time, or the last time, or the best time. What event, what document, what special find has caused you to stand up and cheer, to go crazy with joy? If you haven't ever done the Happy Dance, tell us what you think it would take for you to do so." This next edition will be hosted by Becky at kinexxions. Thanks Becky! The deadline for submissions is Feb. 1st.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. Please use a descriptive phrase in the title of any articles you plan to submit and/or write a brief description/introduction to your articles in the "comment" box of the blogcarnival submission form. This will give readers an idea of what you've written about and hopefully interest them in clicking on your link. Thank you!

*** I have put a list of the COG topics for 2009 at the bottom of the left column of this blog. The list will remain there so that you can revisit it whenever you'd like. I may make changes to it from time to time but for the most part it should remain the same as you see it.***

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Thanks to footnoteMaven for the wonderful poster!

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