Welcome to the April 4, 2011 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for this edition is: Cars as Stars of our Family History, II! The subject of the family car was very popular 3 years ago when we first covered it in the COG so I decided to revisit the topic. I'm happy to say that the submissions this time around are every bit as entertaining! We have cars with names, cars with style, family cars, and very, very cool cars. The one thing all the cars (and one bike ;-) have in common is the very special place they had in our family's histories.
Put in your orders now for your favorite flavor of milkshake and the car hop will bring it along shortly. In the meantime, check out the great articles in this edition... the Carnival is back in town!
A Family Gathering by the Car! posted at Two Sides of the Ocean, saying, "My Schluessler family loved gatherings and took many photos with their automobiles. Here are some examples of just such gatherings."
Dorene Paul presents The Paul Family's 1968 Chevrolet Impala posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying, "The Paul family's 1968 Impala was special to the whole family, purchased after a special summer."
Courtney Abud presents Former County Couple, Daughter, Killed in Crash posted at Finding Kline, saying, "On November 6th, 1965, Gerald Kline and his wife Linda were traveling down the highway in the family car when a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction crossed lanes and collided with them head-on. The details of this tragedy remain somewhat of a mystery. I'm here to uncover it."
Cheryl Cayemberg presents Have You Seen My Roots?: Monday's Mystery - Desperately Seeking a Date posted at Have You Seen My Roots?, saying, "I originally created this post back in January of this year trying to identify the car (make, model, year). I figured it would fit right in with the Carnival, and who knows...I may get lucky and someone might have an idea on the car. I already received several leads!"
footnoteMaven presents When Men Were Men, Women Were Women, and Cars Had Muscle! posted at footnoteMaven, saying, "The generation where men were men, women were women, and cars had muscle, fins, chrome, window rattling exhausts, songs written about them, and even parts in movies."
Linda Hughes Hiser presents 104th Edition Carnival of Genealogy--Cars as Stars posted at Flipside, saying, "Cars with chrome and fins of the 50's are my favorites; however that red convertible that was parked in the garage when I turned 16, did catch my eye."
Linda Hughes Hiser presents 104 Carnival of Genealogy--One BIG Mistake posted at Flipside, saying, "Put a teenage girl and a red convertible together and WATCH OUT!"
Carol presents Big WHAT?? - How Big Butt Got His Name - 104th COG posted at Reflections From the Fence, saying, "The only vehicle we have ever named, how did Big Butt earn his moniker? Well, I'll tell ya - - - - over at my entry to the 104th COG!"
Nolichucky Roots presents Motor Frolics posted at Nolichucky Roots, saying, "No stories, but more photos of frolics from my great-aunts' albums."
Denise Olson presents I can’t drive 55 posted at Moultrie Creek Gazette, saying, "My dad and Sammy Hagar had one thing in common. They didn't have much use for Jimmy Carter's 55 mph speed limit."
Denise Olson presents At the drive-in posted at Moultrie Creek Gazette, saying, "Muscle cars, drive-ins and fond memories of days gone by."
Julie Goucher presents Carnival Of Genealogy 104: When is a car not a car! posted at Anglers Rest, saying, "When is a car not a car!"
Linda Gartz presents Blitzbuggy-A Car with History posted at Family Archaeologist, saying, "The 1929 Model A Ford shuttled the beautiful and the brave."
Jasia presents Memories of My MC posted at Creative Gene, saying, "I loved my 1974 Chevy Monte Carlo and had some grand adventures in it. Come read about my favorite car!"
Sherry Stocking Kline presents Carnival of Genealogy – Nancy Jane and Other Cars that we Loved… posted at Family Tree Writer, saying, "Our cars were an important part of our life on and off the farm and had personalities just like the people and animals, but Mom always named them "Nancy Jane.""
Charles Hansen presents Carnival of Genealogy #104 Cars as Stars posted at Mikkel's Hus, saying, "Does not seem like a lot of cars, but we did stick with Studebaker till the end. My Ford Escort is basic transportation and that is really all we need now with gas getting expensive again."
That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. I hope it got YOUR engine running! Vroom! Vroom!
Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the COG will be: Favorite Current Technology. What's your favorite technology of the moment? Do you love your iPad? Do you find yourself spending a lot of time on the site of a newly discovered database? Do you have a handy new cell phone app you'd like to share with others? Are you learning a new piece of genealogy software? Got a new digital camera? Tell us all about your latest and greatest technology and how it benefits your genealogy research or the recording of your family history. The deadline for submission is May 1st. No limit on the number of submissions for this edition.
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