Saturday, June 04, 2011

Carnival of Genealogy, 106th Edition

Welcome to the June 4, 2011 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for this edition is: The Annual Swimsuit Edition! Summer's here and it's time for swimsuits and sand pails, beaches and barbeque's, and lots of warm weather fun. It's always great to look back at our ancestors and see how they enjoyed summer and stayed cool on hot summer days. That's what this edition is all about. This is the 4th annual Swimsuit Edition. You can take a look back at previous Swimsuit Editions for 2010, 2009, and 2008 too! Before you head out to enjoy summer at a beach or pool near you, pour yourself a tall glass of iced tea, put your feet up, and enjoy the swimsuits of yesteryear. The Carnival is back in town!

Bill West presents AUGUST 1976 posted at West in New England, saying, "I recently found a bunch of photos from a family gathering at Brant Rock Marshfield Ma from nearly 35 years ago. I thought I'd share!"

Heather Wilkinson Rojo presents Carnival of Genealogy- Annual Swimsuit Edition posted at Nutfield Genealogy, saying, "How sad, my Puritan Massachusetts ancestors didn't wear bathing suits! Please give me a point for participation!"

Dorene Paul presents Great Grandma Irene and Grandma Doris at the Beach posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying, "Dorene from Ohio enjoys viewing an old photo of her grandmother and great grandmother with a couple family friends at the Cedar Point Beach shortly after the turn of the twentieth century."

Dawn Thurston presents Carnival of Genealogy: A Day at the Beach (Redondo Beach, CA, 1928) posted at Memoir Mentor, saying, "There's nothing like a day at the beach when you're a kid. This story is about a photo taken of my mother and four of her siblings on the shore of Redondo Beach, California. The year is 1928. The Depression will hit the following year. They will soon lose their father, and their lives will change forever. But on this day, dressed in an assortment of makeshift swimming attire, they're as carefree as any kids on the beach."

Karen Hammer presents Bathing Beauties posted at Ancestor Soup, saying, "One hot summer day, my grandfather found two of the best-looking "hood ornaments"..."

John Newmark presents Carnival of Genealogy - 4th Annual Swimsuit Edition posted at Transylvanian Dutch, saying, "For the Fourth Annual Swimsuit Edition I share a photograph of my grandfather from approximately 1930, about to jump off a dock into a lake."

Pam Schaffner presents Come On In ... The Water's Fine ! posted at Digging Down East.

Cynthia Shenette presents Girls Just Wanna Have Fun... posted at Heritage Zen:, saying, "Bathing suit styles may have changed just a wee bit over the last hundred years, but one thing has stayed the same. Best friends can still enjoy a day at the beach together. So take off your corset, roll down your stockings (not too far), and enjoy a glorious day at the beach!"

Carol presents Guess Who Is That At The Beach - - posted at Reflections From the Fence, saying, "Guess who? Bet you can guess. From the archives, nothing like a little blast from the past, swimsuit style. well, I think it is a swimsuit, if not, it comes close enough!"

Kristin Cleage Williams presents Idlewild Michigan - Mostly August 1948 posted at My Cleages And Reeds, saying, "It's 1948 and Hugh, Anna and my Grandfather are in Idlewild swimming while the rest of the family swelters in Detroit. A little Idlewild history, some postcards..time to remember."

Katie presents 106th Carnival of Genealogy: Swimsuit Edition posted at You Are Where You Came From, saying, "These handsome gentlemen are brothers-in-law, hanging out at the beach in 1920s NYC."

Cheryl Schulte presents Life on Lake Michigan posted at Two Sides of the Ocean.

Nancy Messier presents Father, Daughter, Swimming Hole posted at My Ancestors and Me, saying, "A 1920's-30's era swimsuit, a timid bather, and the swimming hole. Come see!"

Charles Hansen presents Carnival of Genealogy 2011 Swimsuit Issue posted at Mikkel's Hus, saying, "Took me a long time to find this photo, I knew I had seen it but could not remember where I had seen it lately. Notice we are all standing on the dock, the beach there was very sharp gravel and very hard on bare feet."

Brett Payne presents Carnival of Genealogy 105: Swimsuit Edition posted at Photo-Sleuth, saying, "My first contribution to the COG for a while, I hope this snapshot of a young lady and her tousle-haired charge who have forsaken the convention of a bathing machine, and are heading straight into the water in some very skimpy outfits, will delight readers. Whatever will they think of next."

Geniaus presents Speedos - Carnival of Genealogy Edition 106 - Fourth Annual Swimsuit Edition posted at Geniaus, saying, "Geniaus and her best friend thought they looked pretty cool in 1961"

Jasia presents The Summer of '42 posted at Creative Gene, saying, "My mom and her best friend are featured in this scrapbook page. This was a summer when the gals were young and single, but the country was at war. There weren't many boys at the beach but one could always take "pin-up" pics!"

Maureen Taylor presents Carnival of Genealogy-Swimsuits posted at Maureen Taylor. Check out this swimsuit!

footnoteMaven presents Many Things Thursday - Don't Go In The Water posted at Shades Of The Departed, saying, "A look at the past gives us many reasons "not to go into the water." And we're not talking sharks."

That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I love summer and this is my favorite edition of the COG. Thanks to all for contributing your family photos. You made this another terrific edition of the COG!

Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: the seasons of genealogy. Do you spend more time on genealogy research in the summer or in the winter, or maybe spring or fall? How does the amount of time you put into research and blogging differ from season to season? Or perhaps you'd like to think of things metaphorically... which season is your genealogy research in? Write up your thoughts and observations and submit your articles to the next edition of the COG. The deadline is July 1st. This edition will be hosted by Bill West of  West in New England. Thanks, Bill!

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Thanks for the poster, fM!

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