Sunday, May 04, 2008

Carnival is Back!

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.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on the blog carnival index page.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Thanks very much, Craig, for your suggestion to add to Wikipedia. I had never thought of doing so until I read an earlier article of yours suggesting the idea.

My article entitled
Međimurje: Meeting place of rivers and cultures took quite a bit of time to put together (not to mention years looking for info about the area).

Hope to read about the places you were planning to share about soon. I, too, had big plans to write additional articles for the carnival on some of my other ancestors' hometowns, but the clock ran out on me!

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