Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Carnival of Genealogy, 96th Edition

Welcome to the August 4, 2010 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for this edition is: Scrapbook Your Family History! I'm delighted to be able to share with you some beautifully created scrapbook pages. The participants this time around have a real artistic flare as well as a love of family history. I know you'll enjoy their submissions. Imagine strolling through an art gallery that features vintage photos combined with family history in a presentation that makes each suitable for framing and you have the contents of this edition of the COG. Be sure to click on the link to each participant's blog to see additional images. Those shown below are just a sample of what you'll see.

The perfect compliment to our stroll through the art gallery would be a glass of fine wine, chocolate, and cheese. So pour yourself a glass of your favorite wine, slice some cheese, and add a truffle or two to your plate. Then sit back and appreciate the food, wine, and art... ahh, summer. The Carnival is back in town!

Nancy Fermazin presents Scrapbooking Family History posted at Fermazin Family Genealogy and Others, saying, "In 2008, I made a FERMAZIN Family scrapbook for my grandson, Peter, my sister, Mary, and my cousin Karen and of course myself. I'd like to share some of those pictures with you. I hope you enjoy my heritage scrapbook pages. I made a DVD to go along with my FERMAZIN Family Fistory. In my post Heritage Scrapbooking I have tried to remember some of the stories and vignettes that go with the pictures.

I love scrapbooking especially hybrid and digital. My first Family scrapbook was all Digital but since then I have been doing mostly hybrid scrapbooking.

Please enjoy my Scrapbook [A work in progress]" Ya gotta appreciate the traditional family tree, on a tree. It's a classic motif and very well done here. But there are more pages to appreciate on Nancy's blog... portraits, maps, documents, and more. All showcase her artistic talent. Don't miss them!


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Dorene Paul presents Scrapbook Page: Grandma Lena Piehl Yeager's Birthday posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying, "Dorene from Ohio has created a scrapbook page with photos from birthday party in honor of her great grandmother in the summer of 1961."


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Melissa Brown presents Carnival of Genealogy: My Top 2 Websites for Digital Scrapbooking Resources and a few of my own pages posted at Pawprints Guiding Me to the Past, saying, "Before genealogy took a hold of me, scrapbooking was my primary passion. I've spent many days and many hours scrapbooking, taking scrapbooking classes, watching scrapbooking tutorials and videos, and reading scrapbook themed blogs. I feature two of my favorite digital scrapbooking websites and resources, as a well as a few of my own pages. CAUTION: Digital Scrapbooking is extremely contagious!" Melissa knows that of which she speaks, that's for sure. Clearly an experienced scrapper, Melissa treats us to some true works of art. She has polished her craft and has many pages to be proud of. Do check them out!


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Terri presents "Scrapbooking Your Family History" - 96th Edition of the COG posted at The Ties That Bind, saying, "My scrapbook submission is a collage of photographs and is my attempt to capture visually the way I felt when I visited the homesteads that some of my ancestors had lived in Nebraska during the late 1800's."


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Jean Hoffman presents John Hoffman of Savanna, Illinois, with Three Daughters posted at Hoffman Family News, saying, "An avid digital scrapbooker adds another image to the family history blog." And what an image it is! Terrific! If you cover all but photograph you'll see a rather ordinary family photo. But look at the rich colors, textures, and dimension Jean has created for it on this page. Her right-justified journaling flows into the countryside like a natural element. Simply perfect, right down to the birds on the wire. Thanks for sharing with us, Jean!


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Carol presents Our Summer Collage, COG's Scrapbooking Your Family History! posted at Reflections From the Fence, saying, "The granddaughters and I created NEW vintage photos and a Summer Collage. Thanks for giving us a great project for our hot summer days, grandma and twins!" Carol was able to come up with a scrapping project with a little help from her granddaughters. Nothing like making it a family affair! Very clever of you, Carol! Check out the adorable results on her blog. Just too cute to miss!


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Christine Read presents Carnival of Genealogy: Scrapbooking Your Family History! My first COG!! I hope I do it right!! posted at So That's Where I Get It From, saying, "I love researching my family history and I love to dabble with digital scrapbooking. This Carnival is perfect for me!! It's my first one, so I hope it will be okay." You did a terrific job, Christine! Christine has several scrapbook pages on her blog and all of them are beautifully done. She has a style that adds a formal elegance to her beloved family photos. Each one is colorful and charming. Thanks for sharing them with us, Christine!


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Cheryl Palmer presents Carnival of Genealogy ~ Scrap Booking My Family History! posted at Heritage Happens, saying, "I loved putting together this special page, in black and white with a hint of color, showcasing one of my paternal grandmothers."


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M.C. Moran presents Bridget Loretto Killeen (1861-1932) posted at Ottawa Valley Irish, saying, "I am slowly (but I hope surely) working on a family history scrapbook for my father, all computer-generated. This digital scrapbook page features my great-grandmother Bridget Loretto Killeen, who was a seamstress." Love, love, love, this page! The colors are earthy, the photo is front and center, there's plenty of room for text (which is very nicely written), and the object placement draws one's eye around the page. It all works in a creative-tidy way. Terrific work! Thanks for sharing it with us!


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Michelle Goodrum presents COG- Scrapbooking Your Family History! Frances Lowe. posted at The Turning of Generations, saying, "Numerous readers have joined me the last couple of months in my journey of getting to know great grandmother Frances Lowe through some of her belongings in the recent “Time Capsule” series. Travel along now and get to know her a bit better pictorially in this edition of COG – Scrapbooking Your Family History!"


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Charles Hansen presents Carnival of Genealogy Scrapbooking posted at Mikkel's Hus, saying, "This scrapbook page brings back a lot of memories, maybe I need a Belgian waffle. :)" Now here's a clever fellow... Charles shares with us some scrap pages created by a family member. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Charles!


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Linda Hughes Hiser presents COG August--Scrapbooking Your Family History posted at Flipside, saying, "West Hartlepool, England to Pittsburgh, PA in hope of a better life." Linda does a great job of scrapbooking a life changing event... immigration. And doesn't she do a marvelous job of putting together relevant documents, with family and country symbols, a map, and family photos. One glance at this page and you "get the picture"! Great job, Linda! Thanks for sharing!


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Janet Iles presents Carnival of Genealogy - Scrapbooking my parents' wedding photos posted at Janet the researcher, saying, "This two page entry for Scrapbooking your Family History shows photos and newspaper articles for her parents' marriage."


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Jasia presents Rest in Peace, Aunt Florence posted at Creative Gene. Honoring my Aunt Florence who died this past week just 5 days shy of her 90th birthday. In my heart she'll remain forever young.


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Joan Hill presents 96th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy: Scrapbook pages for My Aunt Gail, WASP posted at Roots'n'Leaves, saying, "Women like my Aunt Gail and the WASP of WW II heard the call, wanted to fly, and headed to Avenger Field, in Sweetwater, Texas, to do their patriotic duty in that time of war. In doing so, they brushed aside stereotypes and barriers that had long hampered women, and and in doing so, they began their part to change the world for women of the future." Joan used some very colorful and informational pieces of memorabilia to enhance the pages she created about her aunt. The result is pages worthy of framing! You did a marvelous job of creating visual excitement equal to your own enthusiam for your aunt's participation in WWII. Great job, Joan!


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Sherry Stocking Kline presents Carnival Of Genealogy ? Scrapbooking my Family History One Page at a Time posted at Family Tree Writer, saying, "I've recently discovered on-line digital scrapbooking, and since I usually change the background pages on a scrapbook page several times, and also change the things that I add to each page several times, being able to do this with a click of the mouse is fantastic for me! Especially when working with heritage photographs since I can quickly scan old photographs, and enhance, crop, and re-size to my heart's content! I love it!" Your talent and enthusiam come through in your art, Sherry! Your pages all take ordinary photos and give them a sense of elegance and style. Even the labels have a classy look about them! Simple and elegant, lovely!


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Cindy presents John & Margaret McCann Bellew Family Scrapbook posted at Everything's Relative - Researching Your Family History, saying, "Doing a project such as this brings so much life to your research. The documents and photos tell a story and it's a very rewarding way to share what you've learned with others." Cindy has a lovely collection of scrapbook pages, each one is a work of art. Her background papers coordinate beautifully, she does a very nice job of integrating photos and documents, and each page is unique in its contents and layout. She also wrote up a nice narrative of her creative process. I know Cindy put many hours into creating these pages and the result is one fine collection! Thank you for sharing your artwork with us Cindy!


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Please join me in congratulating Cindy for being the Featured Author of the 96th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy!

That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. I sure hope you enjoyed the beautiful scrapbook pages created by our participants. I know I'm impressed!

Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: Research From Scratch! Here's an opportunity to put on your research caps and delve into a whole new family history. The challenge is to get some basic information about an ancestor of a friend, neighbor, co-worker, etc. and put in 3-5 hours of online research using whatever sources are available to you. Write up your research process including whatever web sites/ blogs/ databases you access, what you learned, and a synopsis of how far you were able to get. You do not have to reveal names. If the family of the ancestor you are researching would prefer you keep your findings private, please do so. You do not need to "make a case" with the evidence you find. No one is grading you. This is just intended to be a fun exercise in researching beyond our own family lines... you know how fun beginning research is when you haven't hit a brick wall yet! The deadline for submissions is September 1st. Thirty submissions will be accepted.

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 blog carnival submission form. This will give readers an idea of what you've written about and hopefully interest them in clicking on your link. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Thanks for the poster,
fM!



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5 comments:

  1. What a lovely collection of scrapbook pages, each so different, creative, heartwarming. I have much page envy after reading them all. What talent abounds in Genea-Blogger land!

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  2. They are all wonderful! I scrap and I will admit now I am going to steal an idea or more.........
    Lovely Carnival Cindy!!

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  3. Jasia thanks so much for the feature. While I myself don't "scrap" this was a wonderful project and a great hobby that I will no doubt enjoy further! Sheri, thanks for your kind words!

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  4. Hi
    Nice post but I think if you provided the link directly to the scrapbooking pages listed above it would have been better. When I went to each person's "generic"blog I had to search for their scrapbooking pages. So this is difficult to view all the posts entirely.*-

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  5. I had glanced when your email first came but was in a hurry. Interesting pages and talented ladies.

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