Saturday, March 21, 2009

Weekly Rewind

Weekly Reading

Harriet, at Genealogy Fun, responded to my post about the Blizzard of '93 with March Blizzard? Illness and worry during a blizzard make life extra stressful.

Spring cleaning time is here and at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog you can find all you need to know to clean your computer thoroughly and safely. Sarah A. Brown is Lorine's guest for this multi-part series.

Thanks to MoSGA Messenger I now know that March 25th is National Medal of Honor Day. I just recently discovered a Medal of Honor Recipient in my tree and even though he isn't a close relation it gave me a sense of great pride.

Can you visualize your Genetic Genealogy? The Genetic Genealogist, Blaine Bettinger shows you how to create your own visualization with photos.

Tokeloshe has created some wonderful scrapbook pages highlighting the handmade clothes her mother sewed each year. This brought back memories for me of the sewing that my mother did and the clothes that I have made for my children and grandchildren over the years.

Michelle isn't a GeneaBlogger but she often writes about her Pennsylvania German roots at House of Lime. In honor of St. Patrick's Day she wrote about her Irish roots and what happened when an Irish Catholic married a German Protestant.


The middle of the month is always a busy carnival time! Thanks to all of those that pull these carnivals together!

First up was the 11th edition of Smile for the Camera, hosted by Footnote Maven at Shades of the Departed. A huge number of entries and some wonderful stories of Brothers & Sisters.
The word prompt for the 12th Edition of Smile For The Camera is A Noble Life. Show us a photograph of an ancestor, relative, or friend that is the embodiment of A Noble Life. A life that is worthy of those who came before and those who follow after. A Life filled with small but courageous acts; filled with love and honor. A simple life, an ordinary life, A Noble Life. Bring them to the carnival and share with us how you've honored them. Admission is free with every photograph!

Next up was the Military History Carnival hosted at American Presidents Blog. I particularly liked the Civil War entries.
The Military History Carnival has been silent for awhile, but now it is back up and ready to go with its new guide, Battlefield Biker – thanks to TJ for agreeing to lead this carnival! Thanks to everyone who did submit a post to me – hopefully this will entice you all to send in more for next month as I had to contribute many of these myself!

Tim Abbott was our host at Walking the Berkshires for the 15th edition of the Cabinet of Curiosities and as usual there was a wonderful variety of topics. Submissions for this carnival are due the third Monday of every month.
Show and tell for grown ups, Cabinet of Curiosities is a celebration of the oddities and marvels of natural history, anthropology, archaeology and historic interest that reside in our personal collections. Tell us the stories behind the historical or religious relics, artifacts, mementos, talismans, specimens and ephemera in your steamer trunks, sock drawers and dusty fireplace mantles. Even if your home does not resemble the wunderkammer that mine does, anything that is a conversation piece is fair game for a good storyteller. What's in your attic? Remember, this is show and tell, not merely a bazarre of the bizarre. It's just an old lump of flattened lead unless you can tell us - engagingly - that this was the Minie Ball that shattered the stock of your ancestor's Enfield at the otherwise unremarkable Battle of Bean's Station back in December of 1863. And I'll see that old bullet and raise you a 130-year-old tortilla mailed back East in the 1880s and passed on through the generations. Seriously. So what have you got, and what's the story?

The 2nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade of Posts stepped off at Small-leaved Shamrock with Lisa acting as Parade Marshall. This was an interesting mix of posts with the uniting theme of celebrating Irish Culture.
The topic for the upcoming 13th edition of the Carnival of
Irish Heritage & Culture is Irish Names. Read more at Our Irish heritage: What's in a name? on the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture blog. Deadline for this upcoming edition is Sunday, May 24, 2009. Hope to see you there!

A Tribute to Women was the theme of the 68th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy hosted by Jasia at Creative Gene. There was some excellent and heart felt writing for this edition. Shame on me for not getting something written in time for two editions in a row, although I do consider the letter transcriptions a tribute, of sorts, to Sarah Ann and Anna.
And now it's time for a Call for Submissions! The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is: What if... This is your chance to rewrite history! Have you ever imagined your ancestor playing a major roll in history? Perhaps you've envisioned them singlehandedly winning the American Revolution, going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, or inventing the flutaphone. This is your chance to write a bit of fiction about your ancestor to delight and entertain us. It is the April Fools edition after all! This edition will be hosted by Bill West at West in New England. Thanks Bill! The deadline for submissions is April 1st so start spinning your tall tales!

My Week

I did get more letters transcribed but other than that it was not a productive genea-week.

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