Saturday, January 16, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Our "Academy of Genealogy and Family History" (AGFH) Nominees

  Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 

time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment, should you decide to accept it (you ARE reading this, so I assume that you really want to play along - cue the Mission Impossible music!):

1) Does anyone recall the Academy of Genealogy and Family History (AGFH) awards from back in the 2008-2012 time frame, hosted by Jasia on Creative gene?  Genea-bloggers would nominate blog entries in different categories, and Jasia would collect all of them with links to each blogger's post.  The bloggers selected their own posts for nominations.

2)  This week, let us nominate the "best" posts from 2020 that we wrote in these categories:

*  Best Picture (a photograph)
*  Best Screenplay (a story)
*  Best Documentary (a series)
*  Best Biography
*  Best Comedy

3)  Put it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook post.  Please leave a link in a comment to this post.

Here's mine:

This photograph is of me (at age 1) with my great-grandfather, Henry Austin Carringer (age 91 at the time) in October 1944 at my first birthday party.  This is probably at my grandparents home at 2130 Fern Street in San Diego.  This is the only time I have seen Austin Carringer with a smile on his face.  In all of the photographs I have of him, he does not smile.  I love this photograph, and I'm so glad that I could brighten his life a bit with my baby antics.  My great-grandmother, Della (Smith) Carringer died in January 1944, so I don't have a color photo or home movie of her with me.

I used a screen capture to get this image from a paused 8 mm. home movie that my grandfather took in 1944, then cropped it.  The home movie is a lot clearer but it is difficult to pause it on just the best frame.

*  Best Screenplay (a story):

On 21 March 2020 I posted Today is Our 50th Wedding Anniversary and lamented the fact that our anniversary party was delayed (we still have not had it).  We are still alive (knock on wood!) and hunkered down in our home, so the screenplay is not yet over.  How will it end?  Sta tuned (it may take another year!).

*  Best Documentary (a series):

The series with the most research was this one:

Did Sarah Giberson Marry Two Seaver Men? - Part I (18 May 2020), - Part II (20 May 2020), and - Part III (25 May 2020)

*  Best Biography:

This is really hard to choose one, because I wrote 52 of them in my "52 Ancestors" series - one each week.

The one I really had to do al ot of work on wa52 Ancestors - Week 357: #568 John Haughton (1647-1705) of Boston, Massachusetts and New London, Connecticut.  There were conflicting records and several with the same names, but I think I sorted it out correctly.

*  Best Comedy:

I posted "Uncle Bunky" Died Recently in Phoenix - RIP on 22 May 2020.  I can't resist stories like this.  It's not my work, but someone was very creative!

I will try to collect links to these posts by my colleagues and provide links in a blog post.

Do we need to make these nominations an annual affair?  What other categories do you suggest?


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Liz said...

I really enjoyed going back and re-reading my blog posts from 2020!

Here's mine:

Lisa S. Gorrell said...

Here's mine. Easy to find the posts, more difficult to create the post with the links. I do not like the new blogger.

Janice M. Sellers said...

Here's my list of nominees!

I think we should do it every year! Maybe plan it for a week before the Oscars? :)

Linda Stufflebean said...

This was fun. Here's my list:

Next year, add Best Director (best crack in a brick wall)