Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Carnival of Genealogy, 66th Edition

Welcome to the February 18, 2009 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic of this edition is: the 2008 iGene Awards! Each of today's presenters will be announcing the awards for their own blogs in the following categories... Best Picture, Best Screen Play, Best Documentary, Best Biography, and Best Comedy. It will be a star studded night as all of those belonging to the Academy of Genealogy and Family History walk the red carpet and make their announcements at the podium. This is the night for recognition and praise! This is the night to show your appreciation for all the hard work your favorite bloggers have put in over the last year! Break out the champagne and let's drink a toast to best genea-blogging of 2008!!!

Starting us out tonight, footnoteMaven presents "I'd like to thank the Academy" posted at footnoteMaven, saying, "The Red Carpet beckons and we answer its call with the best we had to offer for 2008! And I got a great new dress."

Bill West presents West in New England: THE 2008 iGENE GENEALOGY AWARDS posted at West in New England, saying, "As in previous years, the envelopes were placed in an empty (and clean) mayonnaise jar and hidden in a snowbank outside until just before the ceremonies!"

M. Diane Rogers presents The 2008 iGene Awards - Carnival of Genealogy - 66th Edition posted at CanadaGenealogy, or, 'Jane's Your Aunt', saying, "M. Diane Rogers' 2008 choice for Best Picture was a clear winner, but two posts tied for Best Comedy. Her Na would have liked that."

Randy Seaver presents The Genea-Musings iGene Awards for 2008 posted at Genea-Musings, saying, "Out of 975 posts in 2008, you'd think I could find better candidates for awards. Where's the red carpet? Wait till you see Angel Linda's outfit when we get out of the limo!"

Craig Manson presents The 2009 IGene Awards posted at GeneaBlogie, saying, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls! Welcome to the Academy of Genealogy and Family History’s 2009 IGene Awards! Tonight, we showcase the Best of GeneaBlogie for the past year."

Robert Baca presents And the envelope please.... posted at The Baca / Douglas Genealogy and Family History Blog, saying, "What is an award? A cheap amalgamation of metal, plastic and glass? No. It's much more than that. It's the aspiration of all who aspire to aspirate toward receiving the received top professional accolade of one's profession. But, I digress into redundancy and repetitiveness, and I also have been repeating myself. Check out my awards for greatness as seen through the eyes of this beholder."

Valerie C. presents iGene Awards, The Best of The Best! posted at Begin with 'Craft', saying, "From the sentimental to the humorous, these are the best of my 2008 blog posts."

Janet Iles presents Janet the researcher: iGene Awards for 2008 posted at Janet the researcher, saying, "Janet the Researcher receives awards for Best Picture, Best Documentary and Best Biography."

Jessica Oswalt presents Jessica's Genejournal's Best Of The Best 2008 posted at Jessica's Genejournal, saying, "Here are the five articles that I believe to have been the best of 2008."

Amy Crooks presents iGene Awards posted at Untangled Family Roots, saying, "Here is just a little of the fun and great material I've been able to put together for 2008 even with working, three kids, and new hobby of quilting and all the other craziness in my life."

Apple presents The Envelope Please! posted at Apple's Tree, saying, "2008 was a very good year at Apple's Tree. The red carpet is out and my pink ball gown is back from the cleaners and ready for the festivities."

Jasia presents And the iGene Award for 2008 Goes To... posted at Creative Gene. The votes are in, the statuettes are all polished and gleaming. Now comes the glitz and glamor and the all important award presentations. Let's take a look at Jasia's iGene winners for 2008!

Thomas MacEntee presents My iGene Award Winners! posted at Destination: Austin Family, saying, "Which post will win for Best Picture (will it be Mom's wedding photo or the one of Thomas' over-peroxided 80s hair)? Will there be a tie in the Best Comedy category (will Ida Mae Russell Sills be able to knock out the pickle-carrying enemy of babies)? Find out the answers to these questions and more over at Destination: Austin Family!"

Julie Cahill Tarr presents And the Award Goes to... posted at GenBlog.

Schelly Talalay Dardashti presents Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: Presenting the IGene Awards for 2008 posted at Tracing the Tribe, saying, "Tracing the Tribe's Best of 2008"

Greta Koehl presents Live from beautiful Falls Church, Virginia: It’s the iGene Awards! posted at Greta's Genealogy Bog, saying, "I’ve only been on the genea-blogging scene since August 2008, but I’ll attempt to plumb the depths of my scant oeuvre to come up with some worthy submissions…"

John Newmark presents 66th Carnival of Genealogy: 2nd Annual iGene Awards posted at Transylvanian Dutch, saying, "At TransylvanianDutch the 2nd annual iGene Awards get handed out, and there appears to be some sharing of awards, and an additional category created."

OMcHodoy presents The ONvelope, Please! posted at Orations of OMcHodoy, saying, "A look back at my first year publishing Orations of OMcHodoy."

Melody Lassalle presents And the Winner is? posted at The Research Journal, saying, "It's time for the 2nd Annual iGene Awards. These are the best of the best from the Research Journal blog."

Donna presents The 2008 iGENE Awards! posted at What's Past is Prologue, saying, "Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the What's Past is Prologue edition of the 2008 iGene awards. Stop by and visit to find out who the "winners" are - and leave a comment if you disagree with the Academy's decisions!"

Amy Coffin presents iGene Awards: 66th Carnival of Genealogy posted at We Tree, saying, "No bad gowns, boring dance numbers or drunken acceptance speeches...just the best writing We Tree has to offer for 2008! And the winner is...."

Wendy Littrell presents And the Genea-Oscar Goes To . . . posted at All My Branches Genealogy, saying, "I want to thank the Genea-Academy for the chance to at least be nominated! I had a ball picking out my new designer gown, borrowing multi-million dollar jewels to wear, and trying to steer clear of the paparazzi as I walked the red carpet to accept these prestigious awards!"

Smallest Leaf presents The best of 2008: 100 Years in America iGene Awards posted at 100 Years in America, saying, "From “then and now” photographs of an ancestral church in Croatia, to the story of an immigrant baby whose name no one in recent generations of the family had ever heard, to a family’s beloved automobile collection, to an autobiographical essay by the author, this year’s 100 Years in America iGene Awards span the globe and the past one-hundred years."

Smallest Leaf presents The best of 2008: Small-leaved Shamrock iGene Awards posted at Small-leaved Shamrock, saying, "This year’s Small-leaved Shamrock iGene Awards take the reader from a cold, wet night during the Civil War, to a deadly explosion on the railroad, and a powerful boiler blast in a coal mine in the late 19th-century. It’s not all seriousness, however. You’ll enjoy a light-hearted look at Irish superstitions, and a struggle that the author faced when trying to create a citation for a family heirloom that she had…well… “proactively inherited” from her mother."

Smallest Leaf presents The best of 2008: A light that shines again - iGene Awards posted at A light that shines again, saying, "“A light that shines again” focuses on the Boston Irish, particularly the Tierney and McCue families and their history. This year’s iGene Awards include a look at the struggles that the Irish faced during the famine years and also when first settling in Boston. You’ll be introduced to one young man who overcame the odds and found success. You’ll also find a light-hearted look at the language of the Irish – and its effect on the English language today."

Donna M. Moughty presents The Best of 2008 posted at Donna's Genealogy Blog, saying, "Donna M. Moughty offers her nominees for the iGene awards from her 2008 Donna's Genealogy Blog posts."

Becky Wiseman presents kinexxions: The 2008 iGene Awards for Kinexxions posted at kinexxions, saying, "It's never easy to pick "favorites" but the deed is done! Do you agree with my choices?"

Steve Danko presents Announcing the iGene Awards for 2008 posted at Steve's Genealogy Blog, saying, "Gosh! I didn't even remember writing most of these until I went back through all of last year's articles!"

That wraps up this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. I hope you have enjoyed "the best of the best"! I never fail to be impressed with the knowledge and talent for writing found in our group of genea-bloggers. You guys are the greatest!!! Kudos to you all and this round of applause is for you... )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )( )(!!!

And now it's time for a Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: "Nobody's Fool" – who in your family was known to have the best common sense, the best sage advice and basically just “kept it together” all the time? Let's hear about them! The next edition will be hosted by Thomas MacEntee at Destination: Austin Family. Thanks Thomas! The deadline for submissions is March 1.

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