Saturday, August 18, 2007

Carnival Time!

It's that time again: The 154th edition of the California State Fair has commenced in Sacramento and the Carnival of Genealogy (30th edition) is back at Jasia's Creative Gene. The theme this time is "Fun Never Grows Old." Wait, sorry, that's the State Fair theme! The Carnival of Genealogy theme is genealogical conferences/seminars. [Insert your own punchline here].

Geneablogie has the great honor of hosting the next edition of the Carnival. The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: Confirm or Debunk: Family Myths, Legends, and Lore. Family myths or legends are those widely circulated yet unconfirmed stories that may range from the origin of an ancestor to more complex lore. Everyone who looks into family backgrounds, however we label them, sooner or later comes across the truth or untruth of these myths or legends. What does one do when confronted with evidence contrary to a long-standing family legend? What are some of the legends that the participants have confirmed or debunked or would like to confirm? How did family react to the discovery of the real story? Maybe the real story was even better than the myth?

The deadline for submissions is September 1st. You can submit your blog article for the next edition using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

1 comment:

Janice said...


Thank you for generously agreeing to host the next carnival. I love the topic too! I'm looking forward to participating.