Welcome to the April 18, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for this edition is: Uncles! Come meet some very interesting uncles. We have a whole bunch of them for you! Uncles by blood, uncles by marriage, and even some "uncles" that aren't really uncles at all. Some are remembered in pictures, some in scrapbook pages, and some have entire articles written about them. These men are remembered here and will not soon be forgotten by their nieces, nephews, family, and friends. So come along and meet them now. Whip yourself up a fresh fruit smoothie to celebrate spring and sip slowly while you read about our beloved uncles!
Kris Plausky presents 70th Carnival of Genealogy: Uncle of the Soul « From the seed to the branches posted at From the seed to the branches.
Debra Osborne Spindle aka "Tex" presents Uncle, Uncle! posted at All My Ancestors, saying, "Uncle, Uncle!"
Harriet Brumley presents Uncle, Uncle! posted at Genealogy Fun. Great article Harriet!
Craig Manson presents A Texas Uncle Keeps On Driving posted at GeneaBlogie, saying, "In which we are reminded that a devout Catholic can drive anyway he wants to after 66 years in the Knights of Columbus."
Midge Frazel presents Dorothy Salutes Her Brother posted at Granite in My Blood, saying, "A salute to my mother's brother whose short life was filled with highs and lows. Handsome and musically talented, Evans Stewart, Jr. would have been a favorite of mine, I'm sure."
Kiril presents The Strange Death of William Jennings Wells 3: A Son Remembers posted at Musings of a Mad Macedonian, saying, "In the Summer of 1937 my Grandfather made the front page of the an Owensboro Newspaper in a most unpleasant way. ;-D His story was one of the first research projects I engaged in as a Genealogist in the late 1980's, and years later I did a 7-part story on my Blog. Chapter 3 was given over to the memories of that night, as told by my Uncle, who was 4 years old at the time of the event.
Thoughts, tips, and advice, regarding my efforts on this project, are more than welcome!"
Kay Bauman presents Learning Uncle George's story posted at Kay B's Place.
Dorene Paul presents Steen Thomas Parker posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying, "My mom's older brother was known to me as Uncle Tom. He carried on conversations with his nieces and nephews, and was always interested in their school activities. He used to write us letters from California. He made everyone laugh! We all miss Uncle Tom, who died at such a young age."
Terri O'Connell presents Uncle Gunk, my Vietnam Veteran! posted at Finding Our Ancestors, saying, "Uncle Gunk, my Vietnam Veteran"
Terri presents Going Home - The Unexpected - Part One posted at The Ties That Bind, saying, "I hope you'll join me as I tell of a time when my family traveled home for a very unusual family get together to be with my Uncle. Going Home-The Unexpected is a 10 part series - that ends with a video newscast by Nebraska television stations who broadcast the story.
Please join me as I pay tribute to a very special man."
Tina Sansone presents Bolivar Lee Shook, Cabin on the Hill posted at Gtownma's Genealogy, saying, "I stretched this somewhat as I am writing about Bolivar Lee Shook the son of my 2nd great grand-uncle, Noah Washington Shook."
Donna presents Uncle, Uncle! posted at What's Past is Prologue, saying, "Even though neither of my parents had a brother, I grew up with several uncles - here's a tribute to three great guys in my life as well as my parents' uncles."
Jasia presents Oh The Many Uncles... posted at Creative Gene. I couldn't do it. I couldn't choose just one uncle to write about. I had so many to choose from, it was impossible to choose only one or even two! So I decided to honor my uncles collectively with a scrapbook page and individually with a few lines of remembrance for each one. Come take a look!
Greta Koehl presents Uncle, Uncle - William Henry Lewis: A Little Man Who Stood Tall posted at Greta's Genealogy Bog, saying, "Appearances can be deceiving: a little man may have the courage of a giant; someone who, on a census, looks like an ordinary person of no great accomplishment may have had a life of love, adventure, and achievement. And persistent research may turn our speculations and assumptions upside down. This was the case with my great-granduncle, William Henry Lewis."
Cheryl Schulte presents Photographic Journey of My Favorite Uncle... posted at Two Sides of the Ocean, saying, "Come along for a photography journey of my favorite uncle, who also happens to be my godfather, and see how a person can be special enough to touch our lives and memories without necessarily being famous."
Linda Hughes Hiser presents Carnival of Genealogy: Uncle Uncle posted at Flipside, saying, "Uncle Walter was around when he had money and absent when he didn't. Family members thought he either played the ponies or ......."
Evelyn Yvonne Theriault presents Carnival of Genealogy 70th Edition - Uncle, Uncle! « A Canadian Family posted at A Canadian Family, saying, "honours her great-uncle Ruben J. Leger of Schenectady, N.Y. for getting her family genealogy started in the first place!"
Sharon Klein presents David Berger posted at Genealogy, saying, "David Berger was my great-grand uncle, my grandma Bessie's brother. I never met him but would have liked to since he led a life that was very different from the lives of the US family members."
Melody Lassalle presents I Wish I Had Known My Great Uncle Joe posted at The Research Journal.
Cheri L. Hopkins presents "ABOVE AVERAGE" AMERICAN BOY... BRIG. GEN., MAURICE M. BEACH posted at THOSE OLD MEMORIES, saying, "Brig. Gen. Maurice Beach was my uncle and he was the Commander the 53rd Troop Carrier Wing during WWII. They took some of the first airborne troops into France on D-Day. His was lead "tug" aircraft for the gliders taken into France. This is a short story of his life."
John Newmark presents Mandell Newmark (1923-1945) posted at Transylvanian Dutch, saying, "I write this month in memory of my Great Uncle Mandell Newmark, who died in service to his country 64 years ago, on April 15, 1945."
Leland Meitzler presents My Uncle, Merle Feller, b 1915 d 2002 posted at GenealogyBlog, saying "A short essay about my uncle, Merle Feller 1915-2002." So glad to have you join us, Leland!
Janet Iles presents Uncle, Uncle - I have seven posted at Janet the researcher, saying, "Janet has seven uncles but she can't pick a favourite so she gives a short introduction to each."
Amy Crooks presents Beloved Uncles posted at Untangled Family Roots, saying, "This is mostly about my favorite Uncle Dewight (husband of my mothers twin sister), but also about a few other memorable uncles and great uncles. I grew up knowing some wonderful men in my life. My father wasn't the only wonderful man in my life. My uncles were a big part of it too."
Ruth Stephens presents The baseball glove posted at Bluebonnet Country Genealogy.
footnoteMaven presents Just One Precious Childhood Memory posted at footnoteMaven, saying, "I never really knew my Uncle Edward. I saw him on only three short occasions in my life. Most of what I know of him came from the stories my Mother told me. That and television."
Randy Seaver presents Uncle Ed posted at Genea-Musings, saying, "Uncle Ed Seaver was Randy's favorite uncle - for many reasons, including his appreciation for Randy's genealogy research."
Bill West presents West in New England: UNCLE! posted at West in New England, saying "I was so wrapped up in researching Jeremiah Swain I forgot the CoG deadline was today.
I've submitted a post with links to stories about three granduncles as a stopgap measure this time around."
Julie Cahill Tarr presents "Uncle" Bob posted at GenBlog, saying "This submission is about my "uncle" Bob, who is actually a cousin. Bob was a great man, who died too young and will be sorely missed."
Hilary Gadsby presents Mother's Uncles posted at Genemeet, saying "This is about the effects of world events and tragic accidents on our family. How this reduces are chances of knowing our uncles."
Cindy presents One Mystery Solved - An Uncle and The Mining Disaster posted at Everything's Relative - Researching Your Family History, saying, "A tragic accident took the life of this Uncle, I'm so glad I went looking for his story."
Lori E presents FAMILY TREES MAY CONTAIN NUTS: GENEALOGY: Uncle, Uncle - Carnival of Genealogy posted at FAMILY TREES MAY CONTAIN NUTS.
Wendy Hawksley presents Carnival of Genealogy - Uncle, Uncle posted at New England Genealogy. Great article, Wendy! Well done!
That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. I hope you enjoyed meeting all the wonderful men in our lives that we called "uncle". May they be long remembered!
And now it's time for a Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is: Local History! As genealogists, we are used to tracing our ancestors and the history of the places they lived. But not all of us live where our ancestors did - do we take the time to see the history all around us? Use some of your investigative skills to research the house, street, or town/city where YOU live. Write about an interesting person, place, or event of local history. The deadline for submissions is May 1st. This edition of the COG will be hosted by Donna at What's Past is Prologue. Thanks Donna!
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Thanks for the COG poster, fM!
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