Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Carnival of Genealogy, 113th Edition

Welcome to the January 4th, 2012 edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic for today's edition is, "A Dickens Christmas". We're all taking a look at Christmases past, present, and future. Charles Dickens was a genius story teller and his timely work, A Christmas Carol, was the inspiration for our posts included here. I know you'll enjoy reading about these little vignettes of Christmases then, now, and yet to come! So without further ado, pour yourself a glass of eggnog (if you've any left ;-) and let's take a peek at where the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Future will take us...

Dorene Paul presents A Dickens Christmas: Christmases Past, Present, and Future posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Sandusky Bay, saying, "Dorene from Ohio recalls Christmases past with a big family and Christmases present and future with an even bigger extended family."

Wendy Littrell presents A New Type of Christmas Ghost posted at All My Branches Genealogy, saying, "Follow me on a journey to discover the Ghosts of Christmas Past that began before I was born, continuing through my childhood and the childhood of my children, up to the present and what I believe the Christmas that has yet to come holds for me!"

Janet Iles presents Carnival of Genealogy: A Charles Dickens Christmas posted at Janet the researcher, saying, "Janet recalls visits with her grandparents at Christmas and dreams of a Christmas with all her family."

Karen K presents COG: Christmas past, present, and future posted at The Road Backward, saying, "A Christmas Carol, with a twist: Christmas of 1992, 2011, and 20??..."

Donna presents Christmas: Then and Now posted at What's Past is Prologue, saying, "Donna Pointkouski shows us what a difference 40 years makes in Christmas: Then and Now."

Becky Wiseman presents kinexxions: Christmas :: Past - Present - Future posted at kinexxions, saying, "70+ people for dinner, caroling by telephone, and perhaps a future Christmas in Hawaii... past, present, and future!"

Apple presents Ghosts of Christmas posted at Apple's Tree, saying, "Traveling through the mists of time the past is a bit cloudy, the present sharp and clear and the future just a shadow."

Dawn Westfall presents Christmas Past, Present & Future posted at Wisteria, saying, "I didn't just write about a Christmas future, I posted a photo of the future!"

Cynthia Shenette presents An Interview With My Grandmother posted at Heritage Zen:, saying, "A local newspaper interviewed my grandmother in December 1954 about her Christmas traditions. I thought the clipping I had of her interview was lost, but didn't serendipity strike! I found it a week before Christmas! The Spirit of Christmas Past was with me that day!"

Jasia presents My Dickens Christmas posted at CreativeGene, saying, "It's fun to look back, celebrate the present, and dream of the future. Christmas is a magical time of year and almost anything is possible. Come read about my holiday!"

That concludes this edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. I sure enjoyed reading about all those Christmases past, present, and future! The Christmas holiday is the perfect time to reflect on the meaning of the holiday, the people from our past that we've shared the holiday with, and how we're celebrating Christmas now. And one can always dream about Christmases to come! Thanks to all the writers who participated in this edition. You are much appreciated!

Call for Submissions! The topic for the 114th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is: The 5th Annual iGene Awards! For those not familiar with the iGene Awards, you can see the previous years hereherehere, and here. We'll announce our best blog posts from the previous year (in this case, 2011) in the following 5 categories: Best Picture (that would be a photograph), Best Screen Play (story you would make into a movie including the cast), Best Documentary (investigative research), Best Biography, Best Comedy. Write up a blog post with links to your best articles in these categories and submit it to the COG! Feel free to use the iGene graphic if you'd like. The deadline for submissions is February 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.

Thanks for the poster, fM!

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