Carnival of Genealogy


The Family Cars, 1955-1969: Part II–The Rambler

My dad had bought his first car, a 1953 Ford, in 1955 during his first assignment in the Army. The Ford had taken to Kansas City from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri several times; from Kansas City to Houston and back to KCMO; and from KC to Brooklyn. It came with us to Germany in 1958. In Germany, we’d taken the …Continue reading →

Mary Geraldine Sekul, 1948-2008

A week ago, I was not expecting to write about Mary Sekul at all, ever, and especially not in this forum. Then again, a week ago, Mary Sekul was not expecting to be written about, and certainly not in the places and ways she’s been written about in the past few days. “An artist, poet, scholar, friend, sister, and mother” …Continue reading →

Carnival’s In Town! With Tech Stuff!

The 43rd Carnival of Technology, um, I mean Genealogy (and that was a real synapse-lapse!) is here at Jasia’s place, Creative Gene. And the topic is technology! Check it out. Call for Submissions! In keeping with the month of March being National Women’s History Month, and March 8th being International Women’s Day, the topic for the next edition of the …Continue reading →

GeneaTechnology

What technology is indispensable to me as a genealogist and family historian? Well, don’t expect any big surprises here–my indispensable choices are rather pedestrian. Hardware: My 2GB thumb drive is invaluable. It makes my data portable and it’s a decent backup. Software: Okay, I know I’ll seem like a caveman, but for me it’s got to be PAF 5.2. I’ve …Continue reading →

Carnival’s In Town!

The current edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is posted. Hosted by Jasia, this edition is sponsored by the charter members of The Academy of Genealogy and Family History. See what the Academy members thought were deserving of iGene Awards for their best efforts in 2007! Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy …Continue reading →

Carnival: The IGene Awards:GeneaBlogie’s Best!

Overture, curtain, lights! This is it. The night of nights. No more rehearsing or nursing a part. We know every part by heart! Overture, curtain, lights! This is it. We’ll hit the heights! And oh, what heights we’ll hit! On with the show, this is it! Tonight what heights we’ll hit! On with the show, this is it! The Academy …Continue reading →

Shrove Tuesday

There couldn’t be a better one! Our friend, the footnoteMaven, has been heard from and is recovering at home. And to entertain her, the Carnival is in town! (fM suggested the topic for this edition of the Carnival). Call For Submissions! Jasia writes: The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: The Best of The …Continue reading →

History Comes to Dinner

Actually I’m going to dinner at the home of my great-great grandmother, Matilda Manson, in Rockdale, Milam County, Texas, on a day in 1900. Grandma Mattie has been kind enough, at my suggestion, to invite her son Otis, and his wife Bettie Sanford, as well as Bettie’s 90 year old father, Billie Sanford. Bettie is pregnant with their fourth child, …Continue reading →

First Carnival of 2008!

The 39th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is posted at Jasia’s Creative Gene. The topic was New Year’s Resolutions. As always, the Carnival is full of good writing and may introduce you to some folks you hadn’t known before. Check it out. Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: Living-relative …Continue reading →

My 2008 Goals

For 2008, I think it’s worth recycling some of my 2007 goals, especially where I didn’t do so well. So here we go: 1. Attend a national conference. Conveniently, the National Genealogical Society has planned its 30th Conference in the States and Family History Fair for Kansas City in May! 2. Make contact with more cousins to hear their stories. …Continue reading →

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