The 47th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is posted at Jasia’s Creative Gene. The theme this time was “A Place Called Home,” and thirty-two writers have described places that their ancestors called home. The submissions are very diverse, ranging from the now-extinct Markham Township, Ontario, to Weaver’s Creek Bottom, Mississippi, to towns in Croatia, Lithuania, and Poland.
I didn’t play this time because of time constraints. But I have been planning for awhile to do a series on places.
All of the Carnival articles this time are very informative and well-written. I would urge each writer to consider taking the basic facts of their piece and creating or adding to a Wikipedia article.
Having just done it a few weeks ago, I know that Wikipedia writing may not appeal to everyone, but for those who find it doable, it would be a great service to other researchers.
Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is: Mom, how’d you get so smart? We’ll examine our mothers’ education. What schools did your mom attend? Did she graduate high school or attend the school of hard knocks? Did she attend a one room school house or was she home-schooled? Was she the first in the family to attend college? Maybe your mom took self-study courses or was an avid reader. Tell us all about how a mother figure (mother, grandmother, mother in law, godmother, etc.) in your life became so brilliant! The deadline for submissions is May 15th.
May 4, 2008 Sunday at 9:52 pm