Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Carnival of Genealogy, 9th Edition

Welcome to the October 3, 2006 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy! There's definitely a nip in the air these days here in Michigan and summer is waning fast. Before we close the book on the summer of 2006 we'll take a look at who went where on their genealogy vacations and what travel tips they might share.

Starting us off in grand style we have Randy Seaver who wins the contest for the most genealogy travel trips blogged! In fact, Randy could be this Carnival edition all by himself ;-) Check out his trips summarized in this blog post, My Carnival of Genealogy Vacations from his blog Genea-Musings:

I have posted several times about some of my own genealogy vacations, so I thought I would summarize them here for submission to the Carnival. Also, all my new readers can revisit any deathless prose they missed before.

Taking a hop and a skip across the pond, we find Nee in Germany who has a great sense of humor when it comes to her husband's genealogical pursuits. On the First Day of Vacation is from her blog, Nee in Germany.

On the first day of vacation, ... my true love gave to me:
750 kilometers,
10 hours en route,
50 liters of gas,
2 extra detours,
196 windmills,
2 hot-air balloons,
and a room on the sixth floor of a hostel in Lubeck
Next we have blog post from Cindy who write about Roots, Realities and Rememberances of the Family Vacation in her blog JOMC 711 Writing for Digital Media
It began at a family dinner several months ago. As my sisters and I reminisced about the vacations we took as a family, each brought slightly different memories to the table. Out of that conversation grew a plan to revisit some of those places.
Another genealogy addict writing about her travels is Cat. Check out her post, Making a list, checking it twice from her blog Genealogy - Diggin up Dirt.
On the road with my genealogy can always be interesting. So far I have learned to take a map, my laptop and for the first time this time a list. All prepared with my list of who, when, what information and from what source, I have the impression I am going to conquer and succeed!
On Bob & Reb's Genealogy Blog we find one very organized individual about to embark on his genealogy vacation. His post is very straight forward, Upcoming Vacation - Genealogy To Do List.

My next vacation is almost here. Tomorrow night Nora and I leave for our home in West Virginia. We have few 'planned' things to do.

I do have quite a bit of genealogy projects on my 'to do' list for next week.

There were a couple of interesting blog posts on the general topic of genealogy travel.

On Julie's blog, Julie's Fresh Air, her post is actually an excerpt from a book she authored called "Fresh Air". The blog post is titled, Plan your vacation to take your family history one step further

Yes, uncovering your genealogy is worthwhile, but doing a little field research is even more exciting. If you discover the agrarian side to your family tree, take the leap and turn it into a family vacation. Spending a few days among your people and surrounding yourself with the food, music, stories, and celebrations that have shaped your family in large and small ways will add so much to your kin.
The Legacy News blog had a review of their genealogy cruise titled, Legacy Cruise to Alaska - an Enormous Success . It sounds like a wonderful adventure!

About 200 Legacy cruisers just returned from our 3rd annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise - a 7-day genealogy vacation to Alaska. Most of us brought back souvenirs, hundreds of digital pictures, new genealogy and Legacy information, and a few extra pounds.

That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. Call for submissions! This being October, and with Halloween right around the corner, it seems timely for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy to feature tombstones. That's right, tombstones/gravestones/headstones, whatever you want to call them. They mark the graves of our loved ones and tell us something about their lives. Is there a particularly beautiful one in your family? How about a humorous one? Maybe you know of one that fits someone's character to a T. If you've blogged about it, please submit it to the carnival. If you haven't written a blog post about a tombstone in your family or an interesting one you just stumbled across in one of your cemetery treks, maybe it's time you did. Please submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.