Thursday, September 18, 2008

56th Carnival of Genealogy - Ten Essential Books

The 56th Carnival of Genealogy has been posted by Lori Thornton on her Smoky Mountain Family Historian blog - in two parts! The theme for this Carnival was: Ten Essential Books -- the ten books in your genealogical library that you find absolutely essential. The first part is the actual Carnival - the list of 33 submitters and their posts. The second part is a compilation of the books listed by all of the submitters. Lori did an excellent job of sorting this all out.

One excellent result of this Carnival is having a great list of reference and research books in one place - I've already found three books that I really need to review for my ancestral families.

My own contribution was 10 Essential Books in my Genealogy Library in which I listed 22 books (10 essential books, plus 12 that have been helpful in my research - I didn't follow the rules, and Lori discreetly slapped my hand).

The theme for the next Carnival of Genealogy is: I read it in the news! Newspapers can be a wonderful source of family history information. Share some aspect about your family history that you learned about in a newspaper. Articles, advertisements, obituaries, classified ads, photos... all are fair game if they appeared in a newspaper. What did you learn about your family from this information? Was the information accurate? How did you learn about this information... online search? Perusing old newspapers? A clipping saved by a relative? Fill us in on your family scoops... who in your family was in the news? The deadline for submissions is October 1st. The next edition will be hosted at the Creative Gene blog.

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