Sunday, February 18, 2007

Carnival of Genealogy, 18th Edition

Welcome to the February 18, 2007 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The theme for this edition is "5 Best Tips for Specific Research Areas". Our contributors have some great tips and if you're researching in any of these areas you are so lucky! Sometimes a little known resource can prove to be invaluable, and it could provide you with that one clue that helps you scale the proverbial brick wall. Here's hoping that you find these tips helpful... they're tried and true by the best!

Starting us off today we have David Bowles presenting Five Tips for Specific Genealogy Research posted at Writing the Westward Sagas, saying, "Rather than focus on one specific area, I gave five generic tips that can be used for any kind of research. I included specific examples for each tip and linked to previous posts in my blog that showed how I followed this advice in specific situations." Thank you, David. Very nice!

If your research takes you to Massachusetts, Steve Danko suggests Five Best Resources for Researching Family History in Massachusetts posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog. Those of you with Mass roots will appreciate these tips. Thank you Steve!

Also up New England way, Apple shares Top 5 Tips - Upstate New York posted at Apple's Tree. Some interesting and lesser known resources here... check them out! Thanks Apple!

Moving to the midwest now, we have a lot of tips for researching in Michigan! Starting us off, Miriam shares with us 5 Tips for Michigan Internet Research and she's followed that up with Recommended Reading for Michigan Research. Great suggestions here... and I can speak from experience. But I've learned of a couple resources I didn't know about before too. Thanks Miriam!

For those researching Polish ancestors who immigrated to Detroit, Jasia shares not just 5, but 10 research tips... Five Best Tips for Polish Genealogy Research in Detroit and Five More Tips for Polish Genealogy Research in Detroit both posted at Creative Gene.

And for those researching just southwest of Michigan, Becky Wiseman gives us Five Research Sites in Northeast Indiana posted at kinexxions. Becky tells all about her local resources... thanks Becky!

For those of you with Mississippi roots, Lori Thornton presents 5 Best Tips for Mississippi Research posted at Mississippi History & Genealogy Notes. Lori treats us to the resources in her neck of the woods with nice descriptions of the venues. Thanks Lori!

Transitioning us to the southwest, Craig Manson shares with us Five Top Public Agency Research Venues posted at GeneaBlogie. His venues include first Missouri and then Texas. Great tips, Craig! Thanks!

And wrapping things up we have Randy Seaver presenting 5 Best Genealogy Resource Sites in San Diego posted at Genea-Musings. Randy's got the inside track on San Diego genealogy sources... thanks ever so much Randy!

From New England to California, our genealogy bloggers have shared their best tips. That concludes this edition. Thanks to all who participated! And now it's time to Call for submissions! The topic for the next Carnival of Genealogy will be: Shelter from the storm, stories of the home and hearth. Is there a haunted house in your family? Did one of your ancestors live on a boat? Did you research your grandparents' home and find that someone famous once lived there? Did your family share a hunting cabin or cottage at the lake? What have you learned about Aunt Millie's house from census records? Was a family member's home destroyed by fire, flood, tornado, or a hurricane? It's time to tell all about your family's abode! Write your blog post and submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. The deadline for submissions for the next edition will be February 28, 2007. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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