Thursday, June 4, 2009

Carnival of Genealogy, 73rd Edition

Welcome to the 73rd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. I'm thrilled to be hosting this edition, The Good Earth. I'm brewing up some Oswego tea, fresh from my garden, so help yourself to a mug while you read about how our families connect to the land.

The first edition of the CoG appeared at Creative Gene three years ago today! Please be sure to stop by and and thank Jasia for all of the hard work that she has put into starting and keeping the Carnival going.

To celebrate the start of the the CoG's third fourth year we'll begin with Jasia, who presents The Good Earth, Poland posted at Creative Gene. She says, "I have so many ties to the good earth it's a wonder I don't have dirt-under-the-fingernails as a permanent condition. Stop by and see why I had such a hard time determining that ALL of my Polish ancestors were farmers!"

Sharon Klein presents Dad's Garden posted at Genealogy, saying, "It wasn't the prettiest garden but who cares as long as the vegetables/fruits are good."

Mary Beaulieu presents The Good Earth? posted at AncestorTracking, saying, "When folks talk about the sacrifices of their ancestors, my grandfather is one of the people I think of. The land gave him an opportunity for a new life and, eventually, claimed him."

Linda Hughes Hiser presents Carnival of Genealogy--The Good Earth: Family Ties to the Land—Sampson Smith Frum posted at Flipside, saying, "Having a very frugal nature, my gggg grandfather, Sampson Smith Frum, was the largest land holder at his death in Monongalia County, West Virginia."

Amy Coffin presents We Tree: Fight On, Wonder Boys: COG 73 posted at We Tree. Amy certainly piques our curiosity with, "During a 2008 trip to Arkansas, I found my ancestor's former farmland transformed into an entirely different type of fertile ground. What could it be?"

Sheri Bush presents Dad's Calling - The Good Earth posted at TwigTalk.

Kathryn Lake presents Grandpa George's Garden posted at LOOKING4ANCESTORS. "Kathryn Lake of LOOKING4ANCESTORS shares the story of her grandfather and the unique way he trimmed his tree at Grandpa George's Garden."

Stephanie Lincecum presents Planters, Farmers, Sharecroppers -- I Descend from Them All posted at Lincecum Lineage, saying, "I have all types of Earth tenders in my family tree. Planters, Farmers, Sharecroppers... And I'm grateful to them all for helping shape my attitude today."

Karen Packard Rhodes presents Carnival of Genealogy 73: The Good Earth Belongs to Someone Else posted at Karen About Genealogy. Karen points out, "Not everyone's family has ties to the land; some of us sprang from city or suburban folk, some of whom never even owned a house!"

John Newmark presents Family Roots in The Good Earth posted at TransylvanianDutch, saying, "While growing up suburban, I have two grandparents born on a farm, in Texas and Transylvania."

Bill West presents West in New England: CARNIVAL OF GENEALOGY 73: THE LAND AND MY FAMILY posted at West in New England, saying, "My family's connection to the land goes back a long way in New England and influenced our family history."

Denise Olson presents Moultrie Creek Network » The Farm posted at Moultrie Creek.

Janet Iles presents Janet the researcher: Good Earth Family Ties to the Land - 73rd Carnival of Genealogy posted at Janet the researcher, saying, "My paternal great grandfather, George Iles was a gardener but he spent some of his life as "a farmer"."

Earline Hines Bradt presents Good Earth - Vege-Land posted at Ancestral Notes, saying, "My dad bought a "hobby farm" gone wild and tamed it."

Debra Osborne Spindle presents The Good Earth: Family Ties to the Land posted at All My Ancestors.

Randy Seaver presents The Good Earth? Sometimes not good enough. posted at Genea-Musings.

Donna Pointkouski presents Devoted to the Land: My Farming Ancestors posted at What's Past is Prologue, saying, "I had to go back several generations, but I found some hard-working farmers and millers in Poland and Bavaria."

Becky Wiseman presents Tillers of the Soil posted at kinexxions, saying, "The Kansas State Agricultural Census provides a glimpse into the farm life of one family that tills the soil and reaps the rewards of their labors."

footnoteMaven presents In The Land Of Good Earth posted at footnoteMaven. She says, "The French called the area where I was born La Bonne Terre, "the good earth," in reference to its mineral wealth. The men of my family worked this land of good earth as lead miners."

And to finish up this edition I present Time on the Farm posted here at Apple's Tree. My time on the farm was brief but very memorable.

Thanks to everyone who participated in this edition! I really enjoyed reading them and learning more about some of your family history.

And now it's time for a Call for Submissions! Back by popular demand, the topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will be: Swimsuit Edition! Why should Sports Illustrated have all the fun? This is your chance to show off the bathing beauties in your family. Pull out the old photos of Grandma Moses in her seaside bloomers, Auntie Mae in her pin-up girl suit from the 1940s or 50s, cousin Paula in her psychedelic bikini from the 1970s, or even yourself in your Speedo! Let's have some fun here! Memorial Weekend is behind us and that means the start of the summer sun, sand, and lakeside season so let's get in the mood with summer fun photos. What? You don't have any swimsuit photos you dare to share? No problem! Tell us your best family beach stories instead! The deadline for submissions is June 15th. This edition of the COG will be hosted by Jasia at Creative Gene.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using the carnival submission form. 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. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

I love the COG poster, thanks fM!


Bill West said...

Great job hosting, Apple!
And Happy Birthday, CoG!

TransDutch said...

I'll second the great job! One small correction, this marks the completion of three years, so the carnival is starting its fourth year.

footnoteMaven said...


You've done a fantastic job with this Carnival. I really enjoyed the subject.

You are most welcome for the poster, glad you liked it and Happy Birthday COG!

To the COG "you're not getting older, just better!"


Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

Bill - Thanks!

John - Oops! Thank for pointing that out, I've corrected it.

fM - Thanks!

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