Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Carnival of Genealogy, 62nd Edition

Welcome to the December 18th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for this edition is: 3 Wishes! We're sharing our holiday wishes for things from our ancestors with Genea-Santa. The wishes of our contributors run the gamut... some will make you laugh (like the one who wants a pig!), some will make you think, and some will likely bring a tear to your eye. All of them are very touching. So pour yourself a cup of peppermint tea, grab a handful of Christmas cookies, and check out our grownup Christmas wishes.

Pam Taylor presents Dear Genea-Santa.... posted at Genealogy.

Amanda Erickson presents Genea-Santa Wishlist posted at Random Ramblings, saying, "Where I ask for a broach from Germany, a Smith family bible, and the letter stating why a liquor license was refused."

Bill West presents West in New England: THREE WISHES FOR GENEA-CHRISTMAS posted at West in New England, saying, "I've had a lot of luck researching one side of my family tree. I thought I'd ask Genea-Santa for a few things from the other side that I know so little about."

Janet Hovorka presents The Chart Chick: Dear GeneaSanta posted at The Chart Chick, saying, "This was a fun break. Hope he brings them to me :-) Thanks."

Randy Seaver presents Dear Genea-Santa posted at Genea-Musings, saying, "Randy doesn't want much from Genea-Santa - just a speical photo album, a Smith family Bible, and some letters. He has a snack ready for Santa, too, when he visits."

Becky Jamison presents Grace and Glory: Santa, Bring Me 3 Dresses posted at Grace and Glory, saying, "This is my first posting to a Carnival and I'm excited."

Russ Worthington presents Carnival of Genealogy - 62nd Edition - 3 Wishes posted at A Worthington Weblog.

Lee Drew presents If Wishes Were..... posted at FamHist.

Lori Thornton presents Dear Genea-Santa posted at Smoky Mountain Family Historian, saying, "Lori's wishes relate to her Thornton family, her Perkins and Dearborn families, and her Murry and Mosely families."

Wendy Littrell presents Dear St. Nicholas posted at All My Branches Genealogy, saying, "I'm asking St. Nicholas for items that have been "lost" to other relatives in hopes that in the near future, I can at least see these items one more time!"

Geniaus presents Carnival of Genealogy - 62nd Edition - 3 Wishes posted at Geniaus, saying, "This is my first post to The Carnival of Genealogy". Thank you, Geniaus! I hope you'll join us again :-)

Ruth Stephens presents "All I want from Genea-Santa is..." posted at Bluebonnet Country Genealogy.

Chery Kinnick presents Dear Genea-Santa posted at Nordic Blue, saying, "Chery Kinnick has her wishes down to three for Genea-Santa this holiday season: a Victorian card, a black wedding dress, and a 1950s kitchen-kitsch angel fish decorator plate (not chosen for its beauty)."

Julie Cahill Tarr presents My Three GeneaWishes posted at GenBlog, saying, "GenBlog's Julie Cahill Tarr is asking for some unusual items in her post My Three Wishes."

Apple presents Dear GeneaSanta posted at Apple's Tree.

LOOKING4ANCESTORS presents Genea-Santa, Don't You Say A Word posted at LOOKING4ANCESTORS.

Sue Edminster presents Three Wishes - My Letter to Genea-Santa?.. posted at Echo Hill Ancestors Weblog, saying, "My wish list from the Shane family."

Jessica Oswalt presents My Three Wishes ... posted at Jessica's Genejournal, saying, "Three items I wish my ancestors had passed down in the family."

Colleen M. Johnson presents Three Wishes for Genea-Santa posted at CMJ Office, saying, "I've risked it by asking for four wishes. Will Genea-Santa deliver?"

Janet Iles presents Dear Genea Santa posted at Janet the researcher, saying, "With promises to cite her sources better next year, Researchergal asks for only 3 things from her ancestors."

Donna presents Yes, Donna, There is a Genea-Santa posted at What's Past is Prologue, saying, "If there was a Genea-Santa (but of course there is!), I'd mostly ask for photos! But there is also a rumored genealogy of one family and an object of my great-grandmother's that would be a treasured antique - if it still exists. I'm sure Santa can find it!"

Becky Wiseman presents Just Three Wishes posted at kinexxions, saying, "Ol' Genea-Santa doesn't have to go too far into the past for two of my wishes, but the third one could cause him some problems."

John Newmark presents Dear Genea-Santa posted at Transylvanian Dutch, saying, "Optional Intro: John at TransylvanianDutch is unable to restrain himself to asking just 3 wishes. His wishes include a uniform, a musical instrument, a book, and some photographs."

Miriam Robbins Midkiff presents All I Want for Christmas Is... posted at AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors, saying, "After a bountiful genealogy year, do I really deserve to ask Genea-Santa for more?"

Thomas MacEntee presents Destination: Austin Family: Dear Genea-Santa posted at Destination: Austin Family, saying, "Genea-Santa, oh pretty please,
These three wishes grant.
I've been so good and upon my knees,
I pray and I chant:
"Help me with my genealogy
and I promise thee
To keep the Christmas spirit gladly
with these wishes three.""

Steve Danko presents Three Christmas Wishes posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog, saying, "I'm just asking for a song, a hundred-year old chest, and a coat of arms. I'm not asking for too much, am I?"

Amy Coffin presents We Tree: COG 63: Three Wishes, WeTree Style posted at We Tree, saying, "A little bargaining with Genea-Santa doesn't hurt on this wish list that includes an 1874 baseball uniform."

Elizabeth presents Little Bytes of Life: Dear Genea-Santa: Wishin' Impossible? posted at Little Bytes of Life, saying, "If Genea-Santa could break down my brick walls or find these special family heirlooms, I would be a very happy girl this Christmas!"

Paula Moore presents 3 wishes posted at, saying, "This is my first time to participate." Thank you for joining us Paula! I hope you'll do so again :-)

Terry Snyder presents A Locket of Hair, An old Christmas Recipe and A Family Bible - Three Genea Wishes for Christmas posted at Desktop Genealogist.

Linda Stienstra presents Oh Genea-Santa! I?ve tried to be so-o-o good. . . . posted at From Axer to Ziegler, saying, "Santa ~ I hope these things aren't impossible ~ I've left you a little incentive to try to find one or two of them! I've tried to be really, really good this year!"

Bob Kramp presents Three genealogical presents I would like to see under my Christmas Tree posted at Life's Journey, saying, "My wishes for three genealogical gifts under my Christmas tree would be ... hey, wait a minute ... If I gave away my 3 wishes wouldn't they be canceled like a birthday wish mentioned out loud. I will tell you this much: (1) I am wishing for a certain piece of jewelry (accessory) from my grandmother, (2) an unusual musical instrument, and (3) a Photo album from my mother's late cousin."

M. Diane Rogers presents 3 Wishes! - Carnival of Genealogy posted at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt'.

Jasia presents My Three Wishes to Genea Santa posted at Creative Gene, saying, "My wishes are unrealistic but Christmas is a time for magic. Wishes can come true..."

footnoteMaven presents GeneaSanta Baby! posted at footnoteMaven, saying, "I thought deciding on three wishes would be an easy task, but it wasn't. You see, I would like so many precious family heirlooms, but I've settled on three, things that actually exist and are in the hands of others."

Sheri Fenley presents Dear Genea-Santa posted at The Educated Genealogist.

That's it for this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. I hope you enjoyed reading the wish lists for Genea Santa. Posting them to the internet is undoubtedly the quickest way to send them to San Diego. What!?! You didn't know that's where Genea Santa lives? Yes, it's true. He's no North Pole dweller. No. Our Genea Santa is a wise guy who knows his palm trees from his evergreens and prefers white sand to white snow! LOL! Surf on Santa Dude!

It's time for a Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: New Year's Resolutions! What plans do you have for your genealogy research next year? How about for your blogging? No groaning or whining now. Write 'em up and let us know! The deadline for submissions is January 1st, 2009.

You can submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. Please use a descriptive phrase in the title of any articles you plan to submit and/or write a brief description/introduction to your articles in the "comment" box of the blogcarnival submission form. This will give readers an idea of what you've written about and hopefully interest them in clicking on your link. Thank you!

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