Saturday, October 4, 2008

57th Carnival of Genealogy is Posted - I Read It In the News!

Jasia has posted the 57th Carnival of Genealogy on the Creative Gene blog. The topic for this edition is: I Read it in the News! The articles by 47 contributors look at family history information found in newspapers. There are many excellent stories in this collection that illustrates the value and power of newspapers to genealogists and family historians.

My own contribution was I Read about Benjamin Franklin Seaver in the newspapers: I found a gold mine of information about a distant Seaver cousin after a book author asked me for information. The recently published historical novel 'Timely Heroes' by Gardner Hale Russell used information from the newspaper articles from 1805 to 1807 to tell the story of Benjamin Franklin Seaver (1780-1814).

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. 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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