Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Carnival of Genealogy, 110th Edition

Welcome to the October 4, 2011 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for this edition is: Which type of tree best represents your family history? This was a creative challenge that 13 blog authors took on. I'm impressed by the variety of interpretations made and I'm sure you will be too. Trees are everywhere in our environment and are the most common metaphor in genealogy circles. But most often the graphics for genealogy trees are generic, giving no hint to the character of the family depicted on them. I thought it was time to challenge the genealogy blogging community to come up with a variety of tree that best represents their family history. Listed below are the creative thinkers who took up the challenge and the ideas they came up with.

There's a nip in the air these days and it's harvest time.  So pour yourself a mug of fresh hot apple cider, grab a sweet warm doughnut, and read about the literal and metaphorical trees around you. The leaves, they are a changin', and the Carnival is back in town!

Dorene Paul presents Carnival of Genealogy: What tree best represents your family’s history? posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying, "Dorene from Ohio says that the Cottonwood tree is representative of her family tree, because it can survive in harsh conditions."

Bill West presents THE TYPE OF TREE MY FAMILY TREE IS,,,, posted at West in New England, saying, "I had a hard time thinking about what to write until I realized there's more than one "type" of tree."

Friendly Genealogist presents Guadalajara Marriage Dispensations / Dispensas Matrimoniales en Guadalajara: Family Tree Art posted at Guadalajara Marriage Dispensations / Dispensas Matrimoniales en Guadalajara.

Julie Goucher presents Carnival Of Genealogy 110 - What Tree Are You?..... posted at Anglers Rest, saying, "What tree are you?....."

Dawn Westfall presents My Autumn Tree posted at Wisteria.

Greta Koehl presents The Family Tree posted at Greta's Genealogy Bog, saying, "A metaphor becomes a research plan: I have chosen an imperfect tree to represent my incompletely researched family tree."

jody presents What kind of a tree represents me? posted at Family Treasures, saying, "I want to be a different tree, but I am stuck being me."

Alice Keesey Mecoy presents Aspen Tree Best Describes The John Brown Family Tree posted at John Brown Kin, saying, "The Interconnected Aspen Tree Grove best describes the Brown Family"

Jasia presents Oh Linden Tree, Oh Linden Tree, How Lovely Are Thy Branches posted at Creative Gene. It was difficult to choose one variety of tree to represent my family's history. In the end I decided on a tree native to Poland and to the U.S. The linden tree and my family share several characteristics. Come see what those are!

Cynthia Shenette presents My Family Tree: A Literal Interpretation posted at Heritage Zen:, saying, "My photo for this post was too good not to use. I wish I could have included more ancestors in my family tree, but I'd need to get a bigger tree..."

Carol presents The Trees of my Family Tree, 110th Carnival of Genealogy posted at Reflections From the Fence, saying, "Really?? One tree?? Our families?? HA HA HA Come read why it took me all month to answer that question, "What tree ...""

Jennifer Shoer presents The Scrappy Genealogist: My Tree Has Deep Roots posted at The Scrappy Genealogist, saying, "My one year blogiversary is quickly approaching. This was a super short post and first appeared as my blog description and banner. I am going to update the picture on October 13th. When my nephew married his wife, their pictures were taken in front of my tree. Plus I have learned some new information about the true history of my tree's life."

Frances Ellsworth presents If We Were a Tree In The Forest... posted at Branching Out Through The Years, saying, "This was a fun blog to write. I love trees."

That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. Weren't these terrific posts? Congratulations to the authors who took up the challenge. You all did a wonderful job with the topic!

Call For Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the COG will be: Autumn Weddings! It's been 4 years since the topic of weddings was covered here in the Carnival of Genealogy so we're overdue for a little romance, I'd say! And in keeping with the season, we're going to feature weddings that took place in the autumn months of September, October, or November. So write up an article about a couple on your family tree that were married in autumn and submit it to the 111th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy! The deadline for submissions is November 1st.

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 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.

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