Sunday, October 5, 2008

I Read it in the News!

Jasia, at Creative Gene, has published the 57th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - I Read It in the News! and it's another huge edition.

I read many of the entries as they were published and most of us seem to have gained a wealth of information from newspapers. Some were sad, others entertaining and some were loaded that facts that any genealogist would love to have. You never know what great idea or bit of research help you may find in a COG post and in this edition I found a great tip John Newmark's article, Family History in Newspaper Articles, at Transylanian Dutch. I didn't know that death certificates might be available from a funeral home.

The COG continues to grow and there are a several entries from writers that I'm not familiar with so I'm off to read some of them now.

And now it's time for a Call For Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the COG will be: Halloween Hauntings... Fact or Fiction? We're going to have some fun with the Carnival of Genealogy this time around. Halloween is coming up in a few weeks. In keeping with the spirit of the season, write a story about or including one of your ancestors. It can be fact or fiction. Don't tell which it is (until after October 15 when the COG is published), let your readers guess. We should all get some great comments as readers try to determine if our Halloween genea-story is fact or fiction! Was your ggg grandmother a witch? Did you live in a haunted house when you were growing up? Were there bats in Aunt Betty's belfry? Did you ever meet up with a ghost when you were looking for an ancestor's grave? See if you can stump us! The deadline for submissions is October 15th.

To All COG Participants: Please use a descriptive phrase in the title of any articles you plan to submit and/or write a brief description/introduction to your articles in the "comment" box of the blogcarnival submission form. This will give readers an idea of what you've written about and hopefully interest them in clicking on your link. Introductions for your articles will not be provided for you due to the volume of articles submitted. Thank you!

Write up your eerie tales and submit them to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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