Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Carnival of Genealogy, 79th Edition

I'm a little late with this announcement. I was out of town and without a computer when the 79th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy was published. I just checked it out and boy did Diane Rogers ever do a great job with it! The topic was "family reunions" and it was a very popular topic indeed.

It warms my heart to read all these stories about families getting together. There were lots of good suggestions shared and a few recommendations of what not to do. There are some wonderful family photos to see as well. So if you haven't already done so, head on over to Diane's blog and check out the COG!

And now comes the Call for Submissions for the 80th Edition!

The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: Family Fun!

Research an event your ancestor may have attended. Did your ancestor live within a few blocks of the parade route for the annual Fourth of July parade in the town where they lived? If your family lived in a rural area, perhaps they attended a county or state fair. If they lived in a big city, perhaps they attended a play or movie opening. Was there an amusement park or traveling carnival near the area your family was from, one they might have visited? Were there fireworks displays in the town your family was from? How much do you know about the types of entertainment your ancestors might have enjoyed? Check into it then write it up! This "fun" edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be hosted here on the Creative Gene blog. The deadline for submissions is September 15th.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using the 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 blog carnival submission form. This will give readers an idea of what you've written about and hopefully interest them in clicking on your link.

Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

Thanks for the poster, fM!