"Where Were You?: The Civil War" Carnival Has Been Posted

GenLady has posted her latest “Where Were You?” Carnival, the topic of which is the Civil War. You can see it here and here. My submission was “Civil War Soldiers and Sailors: A New AnceStories Series.”

The topic for the next “Where Were You” Carnival will be “Where Were You When Pearl Harbor Was Attacked?” and you can submit it here. I’m waiting to hear back from GenLady when the submissions are due and will update this post accordingly.

Won’t you join us?

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"Where Were You?: The Civil War" Carnival Has Been Posted

GenLady has posted her latest “Where Were You?” Carnival, the topic of which is the Civil War. You can see it here and here. My submission was “Civil War Soldiers and Sailors: A New AnceStories Series.”

The topic for the next “Where Were You” Carnival will be “Where Were You When Pearl Harbor Was Attacked?” and you can submit it here. I’m waiting to hear back from GenLady when the submissions are due and will update this post accordingly.

Won’t you join us?

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors: A New AnceStories Series

I’m probably crazy to begin yet another series, considering I haven’t (quite) finished the 1930 U.S. Federal Census series I began a year ago, and I’m still doing some research on the Polar Bear Expedition that my great-grandfather served in at the end of World War I, in order to wrap up that series. BUT, I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, now, and GenLady’s “Where Were You Carnival: The Civil War” is so timely, I’ve decided to go ahead.

Starting next week until Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day), I will be featuring a Civil War soldier or sailor each day either from my own or from my husband’s family tree. Because there are such a large number of men to choose from, I am limiting myself to our direct ancestors (biological, step, and adoptive) and to brothers of direct (male and female) ancestors. This series doesn’t include sons-in-law or brothers-in-law or cousins of my ancestors; otherwise, it would be lengthy, indeed! I wanted to feature these men not only to honor them as Memorial Day approaches, but to give an idea of the large number of individuals involved in the tragic war that tore our country apart nearly 150 years ago. Whole families and communities were impacted and sometimes devastated by the casualties that occurred because entire military companies consisting of young men all from one village or neighborhood would be decimated in battle.

Each sketch will feature some facts about the individual–the important dates and locations in their lives, their family members, and the units in/ships on which they served–as well as whatever photos I may have of them and/or their grave sites. I’ve also managed to collect quite a few Civil War Pension Index cards from Footnote for these individuals, and am sharing them as well. Additionally, I’ll be providing links, where available, to the histories of the units in/ships on which they served.

You will be able to indeed see where I (my family) was during the Civil War.

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors: A New AnceStories Series

I’m probably crazy to begin yet another series, considering I haven’t (quite) finished the 1930 U.S. Federal Census series I began a year ago, and I’m still doing some research on the Polar Bear Expedition that my great-grandfather served in at the end of World War I, in order to wrap up that series. BUT, I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, now, and GenLady’s “Where Were You Carnival: The Civil War” is so timely, I’ve decided to go ahead.

Starting next week until Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day), I will be featuring a Civil War soldier or sailor each day either from my own or from my husband’s family tree. Because there are such a large number of men to choose from, I am limiting myself to our direct ancestors (biological, step, and adoptive) and to brothers of direct (male and female) ancestors. This series doesn’t include sons-in-law or brothers-in-law or cousins of my ancestors; otherwise, it would be lengthy, indeed! I wanted to feature these men not only to honor them as Memorial Day approaches, but to give an idea of the large number of individuals involved in the tragic war that tore our country apart nearly 150 years ago. Whole families and communities were impacted and sometimes devastated by the casualties that occurred because entire military companies consisting of young men all from one village or neighborhood would be decimated in battle.

Each sketch will feature some facts about the individual–the important dates and locations in their lives, their family members, and the units in/ships on which they served–as well as whatever photos I may have of them and/or their grave sites. I’ve also managed to collect quite a few Civil War Pension Index cards from Footnote for these individuals, and am sharing them as well. Additionally, I’ll be providing links, where available, to the histories of the units in/ships on which they served.

You will be able to indeed see where I (my family) was during the Civil War.

2nd Edition of "Where Were You?" Carnival Posted

Dee at GenLady posted the 2nd Edition of the “Where Were You?” Carnival, the topic of which was the Great Depression. There were four bloggers who made submissions; mine was the 12th in a series of 16 posts about where my ancestors were living when the 1930 U.S. Federal Census was taken. All of my grandparents and my parents-in-law either grew up as small children or were teenagers helping out their own parents during this difficult time. Life was tough indeed, and the worst financial problems I’ve ever encountered paled in contrast to what these families went through.

The topic of the 3rd Edition of the “Where Were You?” Carnival is the Civil War. Of course, none of us lived through it. Dee writes, “…where were your ancestors? Who fought for the North…the South? Who lost their house…tell us about it using our carnival submission form.” The deadline is April 9th.

2nd Edition of "Where Were You?" Carnival Posted

Dee at GenLady posted the 2nd Edition of the “Where Were You?” Carnival, the topic of which was the Great Depression. There were four bloggers who made submissions; mine was the 12th in a series of 16 posts about where my ancestors were living when the 1930 U.S. Federal Census was taken. All of my grandparents and my parents-in-law either grew up as small children or were teenagers helping out their own parents during this difficult time. Life was tough indeed, and the worst financial problems I’ve ever encountered paled in contrast to what these families went through.

The topic of the 3rd Edition of the “Where Were You?” Carnival is the Civil War. Of course, none of us lived through it. Dee writes, “…where were your ancestors? Who fought for the North…the South? Who lost their house…tell us about it using our carnival submission form.” The deadline is April 9th.

Another Genealogy Carnival!

There’s another genealogy carnival I neglected to mention in my “March Is…” post. GenLady hosts a “Where Were You?” carnival (it appears to be a monthly carnival), and the next one is due March 10th (tomorrow). The topic is “Where Were You During the Great Depression?” You can submit your post(s) here.