Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Carnival of Genealogy, 15th Edition

Welcome to the January 3, 2007 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. Happy New Year! The theme for this edition is New Year's Resolutions. We're starting the New Year off with a whole bunch of great plans for accomplishing our genealogy goals. Without further ado, let's see what kinds of resolutions the genea-bloggers have in store for 2007...

Starting us off, Craig Manson presents 2007 Genealogy Goals and Plans posted at GeneaBlogie. Craig has ambitious goals for 2007 including a research trip, encouraging young people to get involved with genealogy, and genealogical acts of kindness to name a few. Check out his article and read his goals for yourself. Good luck to you Craig!

Next up, Apple presents her To Do List posted at Apple's Tree. Apple doesn't believe in making resolutions anymore but she did make up a to-do list of things she'd like to accomplish. Boy, did she ever come up with some universal things to do. I nodded my head several times when reading over her list. You'll probably finds things you should do here too. Good luck to you Apple, here's hoping you get your 3 or 4 things done!

Then we have Randy Seaver presenting Genealogy Resolutions for 2007 posted at Genea-Musings. Randy comes up with 10 resolutions for himself each of which is rather ambitious. My favorite of his resolutions is the one regarding his wife. I've made this same resolution in years past (well, not with my wife but rather my husband). Good luck Randy, keep us posted!

Next we have Denise Olson presenting A Time to Reflect posted at Family Matters. Denise reflects back on the past year as well as looking forward with goals for the next year. She accomplished a lot last year. If you want to be inspired, check out her article. I hope next year is as successful for you as last year Denise!

Jasia presents New Year's Resolutions for 2007 posted at Creative Gene. You'll probably get a chuckle when you read my resolutions. I'm no tea drinker yet but I'm still working on it. I'm doing well with tagging my pictures so far, that's something :-)

Here we have David Bowles presenting New Year's Resolutions posted at Writing the Westward Sagas. Now here's a guy with very specific goals for the year 2007. If you're writing/publishing a family history, check out David's agenda for the year and admire his plan. I wish I were so organized and dedicated. Good luck David, we'll be looking for that next book!

Next, Dave presents OakvilleBlackWalnut: 2007: Realistic Expectations posted at OakvilleBlackWalnut. Dave doesn't have a long list of goals but has chosen instead to focus on just a few things. I know what you mean about tagging the photos, Dave. I'm with you on that one! Good luck!

Miriam Robbins Midkiff presents My New Year's Genealogy Resolutions for 2007 posted at AnceStories Blog, Miriam makes five resolutions she plans to work on in the coming year. Her last one is my personal favorite. She's started a new blog that will have weekly topics for writing our own personal histories at AnceStories2. I'm going to try to keep up with you Miriam. I think this is just the thing I need to start writing about myself. Good luck to you and me both! Anyone else interested?

Steve Danko presents a whole slew of ambitious goals in his article Some Genealogical Resolutions for the New Year posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog. Steve's got his work cut out for him. Just getting the Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies will be quite an accomplishment. Read his list of goals and prepare to be impressed. Good luck Steve!

Maureen identifies one goal for 2007 in Searching for Ancestors in the Aftermath of Culloden · Empty Nest posted at Empty Nest, saying, "My New Years resolution is to determine my ancestors role in one of the most famous Scottish battles in history, the Battle of Culloden Moor." I have no idea how much work is involved in such a research quest but I'm guessing it's a lot. Here's wishing you much luck with your research endeavor Maureen. Keep us posted on your progress!

Lee Anders makes us smile with Another Year Bites the Dust posted at A Matter of Life and Death. Lee has opted to add meat to the bones of her ancestors this year and will no doubt do that with the good humor and wit we have come to associate with her. Here's to you, Lee. May the year be fruitful and meaty for you!

And last but not least, we have Susan Kitchens' article Ringing in The New Year With Some Resolve posted at Family Oral History Using Digital Tools. Whew! This article will take your breathe away with it's scope and detail. Susan, you made my head spin trying to keep up with you! Here's hoping you can accomplish what you've set out to do. I must admit your goals regarding the Carnival of Genealogy put a big smile on my face. You will definitely get another turn at hosting the Carnival in 2007! Good luck with your goals for the New Year. Here's hoping you accomplish each and every one of them.

Count 'em up folks... twelve articles submitted for this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy! I'm thrilled! I want to thank each and every one of you who have chosen to participate. This Carnival is getting better and better with each edition. Yeah!

That concludes this edition. And now it's time for a Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be food/family recipes. Just coming off the holiday season, those family recipes should still be fresh in everyone's minds. How are you recording your family's favorite recipes? What memories do you have of cooking with mom/dad in the kitchen? Do you ever walk in somewhere and get a whiff of something that reminds you of grandma's kitchen? Has your family published a cookbook? Do you know of cookbook software you can recommend? Food smells and tastes trigger so many memories, write about your family's favorite foods/recipes and submit your article for the next Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. The deadline for submissions will be January 15, 2007. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.