Monday, December 07, 2009

The Latest in Carnivals and Good Reads

Over the weekend, several carnivals plus the holiday edition of Shades of the Departed were published. If you haven't read them yet, you're in for treat in your genealogical reading this week!

On the first, the December 2009 edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival was published, its theme being "In the News." There were eight submissions describing how local cemeteries made the news and why. Check them out! The January 2010 edition's topic is "Final Resting Place":

In today's mobile society, does one choose a place near where they last lived? Or do they return to the place of their roots? Do they rest in a family plot? If so, and if married, whose family plot? How has the determination of the final resting place changed between the time of our ancestors and now?

Submissions are due December 25 here.

poster courtesy of the footnoteMaven

On Friday, the 85th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy was published at Greta's Genealogy Blog. The theme was Orphans and Orphans; true orphans who lost their parents, and those "orphans" in our family trees - individuals who never married or had children and whose family line ceases with them. There were 21 submissions, many of them poignant and all of them interesting!

There are two topics for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The first is "Other Holiday Happenings!" Often times December to mid-January birthdays and anniversaries get over shadowed by the Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year holidays. So we're going to shine a spotlight on those family members and ancestors this time around. Select one or more December to mid-January birthdays and/or anniversaries on your family tree. Write a short tribute to or memory of those birthday guys and gals and write a toast to the anniversary couples. Share it in the COG!

Part Two will be a separate blog post. We can't go into the Christmas holiday without our genealogy wish lists for Genea-Santa!!! So write up a list of what you'd like Genea-Santa to bring you and share it in the COG :-) The deadline for all entries is December 15th. Both can be submitted here.

And yesterday, the holiday edition of Shades of the Departed was published. Over 80 pages of the fascination of old photos and how they relate to genealogy is available in this lovely and surprising digital magazine! (Did I mention that it's free?)

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