This and That

Oh, Baby! The footnoteMaven has published the 7th Edition of the “I Smile for the Camera” Carnival at her digital publication site, Shades of the Departed. From babies on bearskins to twin babes to favorite snaps of grandbabies, this edition features 44 submissions from 43 bloggers, and is a sure winner!

“The word prompt for the 8th Edition of Smile For The Camera is Stocking Stuffer. Show us that picture that would make a great Stocking Stuffer and tell us whose stocking you’d stuff.” Submission deadline is December 10th and can be entered here.

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poster courtesy of footnoteMaven

Yesterday, Jasia of Creative Gene posted the 60th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy, on the very personal and moving subject of Alzheimer’s Disease. November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, and many families (including mine) have been touched in one way or another. The ten stories that are shared here are difficult to read, but as Jasia says, “…Alzheimer’s Disease won’t be researched and cures won’t be found by keeping the monster behind a curtain.”

“The topic for the next edition of the COG will be: Traditions!…What traditions were passed on to you from an earlier generation? Do you keep those traditions? What tradition(s) will you or have you passed on to a younger generation? Do you think they will keep it up? Do you care if they do?…Write about your traditions and submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. The deadline for submissions is December 1st.”

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Also published yesterday was the 11th Cabinet of Curiosities, hosted by M. Diane Rogers of CanadianGenealogy, or ‘Jane’s Your Aunt!’ There’s an eclectic collection of collections on parade here, something to suit every taste and fancy!

The 12th Cabinet of Curiosities will return home to Tim Abbott of Walking the Berkshires. The Cabinet is always published the third Monday of every month and can be entered here.

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Speaking of carnivals, Jessica of Jessica’s Genejournal is looking for hosts for her 2009 Carnivals of Central and Eastern European Genealogy. If you’re interested, please contact her at jess_history at yahoo dot com.

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Lisa Louise Cooke is getting ready for the holidays over at her Genealogy Gems News Blog and asked for a little help from Pat Richley of DearMYRT; Allison Stacy, Editor and Publisher of Family Tree Magazine; Genealogy Insider Blogger and Family Tree Magazine Managing Editor Diane Haddad, and myself. We were only to happy to comply; you can see our shenanigans at the Genealogy Holiday Hoe Down (shhh! don’t tell my orthopedic surgeon about that cartwheel I did!).

Cabinet of Curiosities #9 has Been Posted

Tim Abbot of Walking the Berkshires has just posted Cabinet of Curiosities #9. The “I Know What You Did Last Summer” Edition has eleven submitters and probes the weird, bizarre, and merely odd. Not necessarily a genealogy-related carnival, many genea-bloggers post their entries nonetheless, for who more than genealogists and family historians have numerous collections of curiosities? I always enjoy a walk on the edge whenever I read this carnival!

Tim informs us:

Next month, Cabinet of Curiosities will be hosted by Thomas MacEntee at Destination: Austin Family, and then in November he will pass the baton to M. Diane Rogers of CanadaGeneaology. Submissions for these carnivals can be made to the hosts directly, or via the carnival submission form.

September Is…

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15)

September 1: Labor Day (United States)
Labour Day (Canada)
(“Labor Day and Ancestral Occupations” by Carolyn L. Barkley)

September 1: Ramadan begins

September 7: National Grandparents’ Day (U.S. and Canada)
Father’s Day (Australia and New Zealand)

September 11: Patriot Day (United States)

September 15: Independence Day
(Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua)

September 16: Independence Day (Mexico)

September 19: Independence Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

September 22: Autumnal Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)
Vernal Equinox (Southern Hemisphere)

September 29, sunset: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

September Carnivals and Events:

September 1 – Data Backup Day

It’s Data Backup Day
by Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family

Don’t Be Blogged Gone: Tips for Keeping Your Blog Backed Up and Secure
by Elizabeth O’Neal of Little Bytes of Life

Scanfest: Sunday, September 28th, 11 AM – 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

Go here to learn how to join Scanfest and our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar,
courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

August Is…

…National Back to School Month (United States).

…Holiday Month (many European countries).

August 1: Anniversary of the 1st U.S. Federal Census
Swiss National Day

August 2 – 3: Twins Day in Twinsburg, Ohio
(Do twins run in your family?)

August 6: National Salvadoran-American Day (United States)

August 7: Purple Heart Day

August 8 – 24: 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing, China
(Any Olympians or athletic champions in your family tree?)

August 9: Singapore Independence Day

August 10: Ecuador Independence Day

August 14: Pakistan Independence Day

August 15: Korea Independence Day
India Independence Day

August 17: Indonesia Independence Day

August 21: Hawaii Statehood Day

August 25: Uruguay Independence Day

August 31: Malaysia Independence Day

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

Carnival Deadlines:

August 1 – 53rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Carousel Edition

August 4 – 10th Edition of the Carnival of Central and European Genealogy – Carousel Edition

August 10 – 4th Edition of the “I Smile for the Camera” Carnival – My Favorite Photograph

August 15 – 54th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – topic to be announced

Submissions for the 8th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture are not due until September 22. Read more here.

The Cabinet of Curiosities is on summer holiday until September. Tim Abbott is looking for hosts for future editions.

August 1 – Data Backup Day

Julie Miller writes on how to create a genealogy disaster plan.

Scanfest: Sunday, August 24th, 11 AM – 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

Scanfest will be held one week early (usually held the last Sunday of the month), due to August 31st being a part of Labor Day weekend.

Go here to learn how to join Scanfest and our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar, courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

July Is…

…not a month that has a particular heritage associated with it. However, there are a number of national holidays and a historical celebration during this month:

July 1: Canada Day

July 4 – Independence Day (United States)

July 9: Independence Day (Argentina)

July 14: Bastille Day (France)

July 17 – Constitution Day (South Korea)

July 20: Independence Day ( Colombia)

July 24: Pioneer Day (observed by the State of Utah and members of the LDS church)

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

Carnival Deadlines:

Posted July 4 – 51st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Independent Spirit

Posted July 14 – 3rd Edition of the Smile for the Camera Carnival – Celebrate Home

Posted July 18 – 52nd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Age

Posted July 18 – 9th Edition of the Carnival of Central and European Genealogy – Research Experiences and Techniques

Posted July 28 – 7th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture – Summer Reading Challenge

The Cabinet of Curiosities is on summer holiday until September. Tim Abbott is looking for hosts for future editions.

July 1 – Data Backup Day

Ken Spangler of Beyond Fiction shares his close call in “A Very Scary Last Few Days”. Don’t let this happen to you!


Scanfest: Sunday, July 27th, 11 AM – 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

Go here to learn how to join our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar, courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

July Is…

…not a month that has a particular heritage associated with it. However, there are a number of national holidays and a historical celebration during this month:

July 1: Canada Day

July 4 – Independence Day (United States)

July 9: Independence Day (Argentina)

July 14: Bastille Day (France)

July 17 – Constitution Day (South Korea)

July 20: Independence Day ( Colombia)

July 24: Pioneer Day (observed by the State of Utah and members of the LDS church)

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

Carnival Deadlines:

Posted July 4 – 51st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Independent Spirit

Posted July 14 – 3rd Edition of the Smile for the Camera Carnival – Celebrate Home

Posted July 18 – 52nd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Age

Posted July 18 – 9th Edition of the Carnival of Central and European Genealogy – Research Experiences and Techniques

Posted July 28 – 7th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture – Summer Reading Challenge

The Cabinet of Curiosities is on summer holiday until September. Tim Abbott is looking for hosts for future editions.

July 1 – Data Backup Day

Ken Spangler of Beyond Fiction shares his close call in “A Very Scary Last Few Days”. Don’t let this happen to you!


Scanfest: Sunday, July 27th, 11 AM – 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

Go here to learn how to join our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar, courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

Carnivals Galore!

This past week has seen the publication of four of my favorite carnivals. I’ve been–sadly–too busy to submit any posts to these, but I sure have enjoyed reading them as I snatch little moments here and there!

On Sunday, April 27th, the Cabinet of Curiosities #6 was posted by Jessica Palmer of bioephemera. You’ll recognize one of our prominent geneabloggers, Janice of Cow Hampshire, as one of the submitters. Not necessarily a genealogy carnival, many geneabloggers submit their unusual finds they come across while researching their family trees.

Jessica of Jessica’s Genejournal posted the 6th Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy on Monday, April 28th, which had a carousel (pick your own) theme.

Wednesday, April 30th, Lisa of A light that shines again posted the 5th Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture with the topic of “Irish Gaelic Names and Words.”

And Jasia of Creative Gene just posted the 47th Carnival of Genealogy with the topic “A Place Called Home”. This ties in nicely with the National Historic Preservation Month’s theme of “This Place Matters”!

Happy Reading!