Carnival of Genealogy

And the iGene Award Goes To

14 February 2010 And More

Welcome to the 2009 iGene Awards, spotlighting Tonia’s Roots.  We’ll be celebrating the best posts of 2009 and presenting awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Documentary, and Best Biography. The nominees for Best Picture are. . . F. M. Kendrick Mariah (Langston) Roberts Mary Elizabeth (McEntire) Hemphill And the winner is. . . Mariah […]

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Help Others, Help Yourself

10 January 2010 And More

There are many opportunities to volunteer within the genealogy community.  Whether it is working with a genealogical society, indexing records, performing “Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness,” or fulfilling Find-a-Grave requests, opportunities large and small abound.  I would even venture to say that all us geneabloggers are volunteers every time we write a blog article; after […]

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Reflections and Resolutions

23 December 2009 And More

Anniversaries invite us to reflect, review, and plan for the future.  Today is the two-year anniversary of this blog, which combined with the year-end, puts me in a particularly reflective mood.  I’ve been thinking about what I’ve accomplished and what goals I want to set for the coming year.  The 87th edition of the Carnival […]

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Dear Genea-Santa

13 December 2009 Most Wanted

Dear Genea-Santa, I have three genealogy wishes and if you could help me with any of them, I would really appreciate it.  I promise to be a good genealogist – to make a list of all avenues of research and check it twice, to document my sources, and share my findings. 1.  Barbara Baxter, my […]

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Orphans and Orphans: A Sad Bit of History

29 November 2009 And More

The topic for 85th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is Orphans and Orphans; we’re invited tell the story of traditional orphans – children who lost their parents, or “reverse orphans” – those who left no descendents of their own to tell their story. A branch of my family that represents both kinds of “orphans” […]

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Weekly Updates for 2009-11-25

25 November 2009 DNA

Interesting news. . .DearMYRTLE’s Genealogy Blog: DAR: Online databases now available # RT @footnote: Check out our new Native American Collection. Explore unique documents and share Native American heritage. # Ditto. RT @rjseaver: highlighted the 84th Carnival of Gen., and Jasia, our carnival goddess, in Thanks, Jasia! # RT @23andMe: Blog Post- […]

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Me and the COG – Two Ships that Passed in the Night

15 November 2009 And More

I began my blogging journey almost two years ago.  I had been reading a few blog posts about genealogy and those that were part of the Carnival of Genealogy always stood out.  The topics were interesting and fun and they seemed like such a great way to bring the genealogy to life.  As I pondered […]

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Those Lazy Hazy Days of Summer

15 July 2009 Family Stories

The topic for the 76th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is “How I Spent My Summer Vacation: Favorite Summer Memory from Your Youth.”  When I think of my favorite summer memories, I don’t think of the “big” events – vacations, trips, camp, etc.  It’s the soft, fuzzy memories that come to mind – the […]

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