Saturday, July 18, 2009

AnceStories Will Host the 77th Carnival of Genealogy, Come What May!

courtesy of the footnoteMaven

I am proud to be hosting the 77th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy here at AnceStories. As human beings, our very existence is proof of the survival skills, faith, or just plain luck our ancestors possessed in order to persevere through millenia of disasters: epidemics, wars, pestilences, famines, accidents, and acts of nature.

Tell about a disaster that one or more of your ancestors lived through. Did they survive a hurricane, flood, tornado, train wreck, sinking ship, plague, genocide, explosion, mine collapse, or some other terrible event? How did they survive? Research the details of the disaster and explain how it affected your ancestor (guilt, fear, faith, gratitude, etc.), your family's history, and even yourself!

Tip: Check out GenDisasters and historical newspapers (online or off) to get more details about the event.

The deadline for submissions is August 1. You can use the online carnival submission form. If you have any difficulties, please e-mail me. If this is your first time submitting a post to a carnival, please read my tutorial over at the Bootcamp for Geneabloggers website.

We'll have a disastrously good time...through rain, snow, sleet, or gloom of night...come hell or high water...God willing and the Creek don't rise...!

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