Thursday, September 04, 2008

Carnival of Genealogy, 55th Edition

Welcome to the September 4, 2008 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. It's back-to-school time and the topic for this edition is "show and tell". Our esteemed group of contributors is sharing special persons, photos, documents, and heirlooms with you today. You will be truly amazed at the collection of articles presented here! No, I'm not exaggerating. You will be amazed at some of the fascinating items people have shared from their family's history. The cider mills are open and chilled apple cider is just the thing to sip on while you read about the treasures presented at "show and tell". So pour yourself a tall, cold drink of cider, kick your feet up, and prepare to be amazed!

Due to the large number of articles/participants this time around (50 articles from 49 participants) I'm not able to comment on or introduce every article as I have in past editions. And I must admit I've lost track of who all the first time participants are. So I'm going to say here and now, "Welcome!" to all our first-time contributors and "thank you" for participating. I've loosely grouped the articles by topic. I hope you enjoy this wonderful collection of articles and that you can free up a lot of time to read them all. You'll need it!


Dawn Thurston
presents The Girl in the Picture--(A Carnival of Genealogy Entry) posted at Memoir Mentor.

Sharon Klein presents C. Israel Lutsky, The Jewish Philosopher posted at Genealogy.


Terry Snyder presents Our Family Treasure posted at The News-Messenger.

Dru Pair presents Aunt Mary’s Notebook posted at Find Your Folks.

Lori Thornton presents Show & Tell: A Poem posted at Smoky Mountain Family Historian.

Becky Wiseman presents kinexxions: Indiana Sisley Stem :: Show and Tell posted at kinexxions, saying, "Just wanted to let you know, this is a two-part post (just couldn't help myself) ". Here's part two: .

Melody Lassalle presents I Cherish My Ancestors' Sugar Plantation Contracts posted at The Research Journal.

T.K. presents Katie's Show-and-Tell posted at Before My Time.

Linda Stienstra presents I'm showing Susannah's Bible, but not telling on her! posted at From Axer to Ziegler.

Amy Coffin presents My Own Personal Show and Tell posted at We Tree, saying, "I have many interesting people and records in my tree, but one of my favorite records comes from my own file."

Sheri Bush presents Show and Tell . . . . Hidden Treasure posted at TwigTalk.

Val M presents Census Takers Get Slant on Human Nature: April 4, 1930 posted at One Point in Time.

Andrea Batcho presents Blog Carnival Entry posted at I Find Dead Pepole.

Marue presents The Hadley Marriage Certificates of 1840, 1844 and 1895 posted at Life at the Home20.


Robert Baca presents Rhapsody in Me posted at The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog.

Tina Sansone presents 55th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy posted at Gtownma's Genealogy, saying, "Treasured picture of my mom and dad right before they got married in 1960."

Lidian presents The Virtual Dime Museum: The Reluctant Woodland Child posted at The Virtual Dime Museum.

Janet Iles presents Show and Tell - 55th Carnival of Genealogy posted at Janet the researcher.

Taneya Koonce presents Show & Tell posted at Taneya's Genealogy Blog.

Jessica Oswalt presents And Another Mystery Photograph ... posted at Jessica's Genejournal.

Sheri Fenley presents Show And Tell - 55th Carnival of Genealogy posted at The Educated Genealogist.

Bill West presents Amos Hastings Barker Family Reunion, 1896 posted at West in New England.

Richard Cheek presents Show and Tell - What Crack? posted at The Cheek That Doth Not Fade.


(Clothing and Head Coverings)

Stephen J. Danko presents Ma's Skirt posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog.

Terry Thornton presents A Bogo Helmet: The 55th COG and the 5th I Smile for the Camera posted at Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi.

Wendy Littrell presents To Share, Show, and Explain posted at All My Branches Genealogy.

Nikki-ann presents Show & Tell! posted at Notes of Life, saying, "My Great Grandfather's Top Hat".

Apple presents A Pink Ball Gown posted at Apple's Tree, saying, "I loved show and tell in school. Way back then I was only allowed to bring one item. For this edition of the COG I'm bringing a small valise full of items that all related to A Pink Ball Gown."

Lisa presents The footprint of little Ethel posted at 100 Years in America.

(Eating and drinking utensils)

Bob Kramp presents Fantastic Interests of our senior citizen's posted at Life's Journey.

Donna presents Show and Tell: A Bavarian Beer Stein posted at What's Past is Prologue.

Thomas MacEntee presents Destination: Austin Family: A Love Untarnished posted at Destination: Austin Family.

M. Diane Rogers presents "Dishing Out History" - Grandma's Cups - Carnival of Genealogy - 55th Edition posted at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt'.


Elizabeth O'Neal presents My Mother's Mysterious Hope Chest posted at Little Bytes of Life.

Janet Hovorka presents The Chart Chick: My Show and Tell Quilt--Carnival of Genealogy posted at The Chart Chick.

robert lord presents Lord and Lady: Genealogy of Family Heirloom A Flintlock posted at Lord and Lady.

OMcHodoy presents Show and Not Tell? posted at Orations of OMcHodoy, saying, "Other than photographs, this is the sole ancestral item in my posession."

Brenda presents Farm For Sale posted at Brenda Dougall Merriman.

Midge Frazel presents Eliza's Writing Desk posted at Granite in My Blood.

Jasia presents A World of Pleasure At Your Fingertips posted at Creative Gene. The camera that captured our family's history in pictures.

Bob Franks presents From the Heart by Mississippi Hands posted at Itawamba History Review: The Itawamba Historical Society.

Brett Payne presents The Story of a Down-to-Earth Family Heirloom (Part 1 of 3) posted at Photo-Sleuth.

Pam Taylor presents Grandmother's Quilts posted at Genealogy.

John Newmark presents Show and Tell posted at Transylvanian Dutch.

Smallest Leaf presents The provenance of a hairbrush: thievery and the family historian posted at Small-leaved Shamrock, saying, "Lisa's choice for show and tell is a hairbrush and mirror set that belonged to her great-grandmother. Read Lisa's confession about the acquisition of these treasured heirlooms and her struggle to cite their history properly at "The provenance of a hairbrush: thievery and the family historian" over at Small-leaved Shamrock."

Miriam Robbins Midkiff presents AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors: Digital Show and Tell posted at AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors, saying, "This is an older post from a year ago when Lisa Alzo suggested a digital show-and-tell (great minds think alike!). It features a cross stitch sampler made by my 4th-great-grandmother between 1815 - 1825. It is my most treasured possession, genealogical or no."

(All Categories)

Cheryl Schulte presents Show & Tell - The "Grandma" Lamp posted at Two Sides of the Ocean.

Randy Seaver presents Show and Tell - the treasures posted at Genea-Musings.

Denise Olson presents Miss Kate's Autograph Book posted at Moultrie Creek.

Julie Cahill Tarr presents GenBlog - 55th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Show & Tell posted at GenBlog.

Whew! That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. Wasn't it a doozy!?! Thanks again to all the participants!

***Attention All COG Participants***

Due to the recent rapid growth of the COG, and assuming its popularity continues, I will have to make some changes to the way it is presented. I am asking that all future participants use a descriptive phrase in the title of their articles (i.e. "Miss Kate's Autograph Book" as Denise Olson did) and/or write a brief description/introduction to your articles in the "comment" box of the blogcarnival submission form (i.e. "I loved show and tell in school. Way back then I was only allowed to bring one item. For this edition of the COG I'm bringing a small valise full of items that are all related to A Pink Ball Gown." as Apple did). This will give readers an idea of what you've written about and hopefully interest them in clicking on your link. I will no longer be doing this for the authors. I just can't keep that up with the volume of submissions. I'm also considering other changes to the COG. I'll keep you posted.

***Thank You!***

Call For Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the COG will be: 10 essential books in my genealogy library. It will be hosted by Lori Thorton at Smoky Mountain Family Historian. Thank you sooo much Lori! The deadline for submissions will be September 15th.

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.

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