Carnival of Genealogy

The Greatest Carnival of Genealogy Ever!

It’s now posted in four parts at Creative Gene.  Congratulations to Jasia, Queen of the Carnival, and the entire community for making the 100th edition of the Carnival the biggest yet with 107 posts! Go read some 0f it right now! And, yes, GeneaBlogie will make more Carnival appearances in 2011!


The Carnival of Genealogy: Century Edition

It was that moment in the family reunion when all the food is packed away, the tables are clean, and things have grown quiet.  And Cousin Jonathan said “Uncle Craig, tell us a story of the old days in the geneablogosphere!” Though it was August, the old man drew his shawl closer and said, “Well, you don’t want to hear …Continue reading →


A Texas Uncle Keeps On Driving

My great-uncle Herman Walker was born in 1906 in Taft, San Patricio County, Texas.   His parents were Hattie Bryant (1888-1944) and Toby Walker (1878-?). He graduated from high school in Rockport, Texas and then attended Paul Quinn College, which was then located in Waco, Texas. He later moved to Houston where he was the chef at the renowned Ye Olde …Continue reading →


My Great-Grandmother Moves to Texas

I suppose I may have taken some liberties with this month’s Carnival theme of  “What if .  .  . ” I don’t know exactly what happened when my great-great- grandmother and the son of a former slave owner  who lived next door absconded  to Texas from Georgia in 1884.  But what if it happened like this: Sitting and sipping tea …Continue reading →


Smile for the Carnivals!

I’ve been remiss in not calling attention earlier in the week to two Carnivals I really enjoyed!  The 66th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is posted here at Creative Gene.  It’s the second annual IGene Awards where genea-bloggers showcase their best work of the prior year.    You’ll find some great stuff  there! And footnoteMaven hosted the 10th Edition of …Continue reading →


The 2009 IGene Awards

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls! Welcome to the Academy of Genealogy and Family History’s 2009 IGene Awards!  Tonight, we showcase the Best of GeneaBlogie for the past year. Best Comedy Which was the best funny story, poem, joke, photo, or video that appeared here in 2008? In the category of Best Comedy, there were three nominations: Yes, Virginia, You …Continue reading →


Carnival Time!

The 65th Carnival of Genealogy has been posted by Becky at kinexxions.  It keeps getting bigger and better! And now, it’s time for a Call For Submissions! 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 Best! It’s Academy awards time… time …Continue reading →



I first voted in the 1972 elections; as far as I know, my parents have voted in every election since 1954.  But, of course, not all of my ancestors had the right to vote. The Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1870, provides: Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied …Continue reading →


The Phantom Funeral of Southern Illinois

Readers recall that in the summer of 2007, GeneaBlogie’s research trip took us to the St Louis area and southern Illinois.  We visited the Micheau family ancestral homeland of Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, a village founded by the French in 1722.  I didn’t know then what I know now: that in 1889, a phantom funeral was first seen near Prairie …Continue reading →


Ten Books Essential for Genealogists: Some “Different” Thinking

Everyone, I expect, can agree on some of the books by the top authors in this field, and everyone can agree that every genealogist should have read them and have ready access to them. But I see genealogy as informed by many other disciplines and I think that genealogists need to inform themselves about these disciplines.   Not only will our …Continue reading →

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