Thursday, February 05, 2009


The 65th Carnival of genealogy is up over at Becky Wiseman's
kinnexions blog and the subject this time around is the
Genealogy Happy Dance, that moment when we discover something
in our research that makes us want to stand up and cheer. There's
50 interesting articles from my fellow genea-bloggers. They're
well worth the read and you'll never know what you might learn
from them. This time around, I discovered another distant cousin,
Cathy Palm at Detour Through History who is another descendant
of Stephen Hopkins!

Thanks Becky for the great job!

And now the call for submissions for the 66th Carnival of Genealogy:

The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy, to be hosted
by Jasia at Creative Gene, will be: iGene Awards, The Best of The
It's Academy awards time... time for the Academy of Genealogy
and Family History, aka AGFH, to honor their best blog posts of 2008*
in the following 5 categories:
  • Best Picture - Best old family photo that appeared on your blog in 2008. Tell us which you liked best and why.

  • Best Screen Play - Which family story that you shared in 2008 would make the best movie? Who would you cast as your family members?

  • Best Documentary - Which was the best informational article you wrote about a place, thing, or event involving your family's history in 2008?

  • Best Biography - Which was the best biographical article you wrote in 2008?

  • Best Comedy - Which was the best funny story, poem, joke, photo, or video that you shared on your blog in 2008?
Start digging back into your archives and choose which of your blog posts deserve to be recognized for outstanding achievement. This is not a competition between bloggers but a chance for you to spotlight your own shining efforts at recording your genealogy and family history in 2008*.

There is no nomination process. You just need to announce your winning blog posts for the 5 categories mentioned above in an article on your blog and submit it to the Carnival of Genealogy. Please act as your own "award presenter" by writing an introduction and include it in the "Remarks" box on the BlogCarnival submission form.

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2009.

*We're going to define "2008" to include any posts written in 2008 as well as those written Jan. 1-Feb. 15, 2009 as well (so that new bloggers can participate).

Submit your posts here.

This was fun last year and I'm looking forward to this years edition.

Hmm. It also means I better get started reviewing my blog !

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