In case you haven't seen it yet, the 41st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is available over at Creative Gene. Jasia always does a great job of summarizing the entries and this time she had her work cut out for her with 31 entries! Whoo-hoo! The these this go-around was: "If you could have dinner with four of your ancestors who would they be and why?"
It is going to take me a few days to read all the posts and I am looking forward to them - perhaps while I am making a batch of garlic soup tonite!
If you haven't yet participated in the COG, please consider doing so. And if you are in the habit of forgetting to create an entry before the deadline, do what I do: as soon as the next theme is announced, I create a draft post and paste all the info in the body of the post. I also change the date to the day before the deadline. This way, at least with Blogger, when I go in and review my posts, I look at all my "drafts" as my "to-do" list. When it is time to create the final post, I just create a brand new one, add a title, copy the body text in, post and then delete the "draft" that I created. Easy, no?
Here's next month's theme and links to submitting an entry:
"The Best of The Best!" It's Academy awards time... time for the Academy of Genealogy and Family History aka AGFH (an esteemed organization that all genea-historian bloggers who participate in this next edition of the COG will become founding members of) to honor their best blog posts of 2007* in the following 5 categories:
Best Picture - Best old family photo that appeared on your blog in 2007. Tell us which you liked best and why.
Best Screen Play - Which family story that you shared in 2007 would make the best movie? Who would you cast as your family members?
Best Documentary - Which was the best informational article you wrote about a place, thing, or event involving your family's history in 2007?
Best Biography - Which was the best biographical article you wrote in 2007?
Best Comedy - Which was the best funny story, poem, joke, photo, or video that you shared on your blog in 2007?
The award given to these very deserving examples of quality writing of family history will heretofore be known as the iGene Award.
Start digging back into your archives and choose which of your blog posts deserve to be recognized for outstanding achievement. This is not a competition between bloggers but a chance for you to spotlight your own shining efforts at recording your genealogy and family history in 2007*. There is no nomination process. You just need to announce your winning blog posts for the 5 categories mentioned above in an article on your blog and submit it to the Carnival of Genealogy.
Please act as your own "award presenter" by writing an introduction and include it in the "Remarks" box on the BlogCarnival submission form. The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2008.
*We're going to define "2007" to include any posts written in 2007 as well as those written Jan. 1-Feb. 15, 2008 as well (so that new bloggers can participate).
To submit your post to the 42nd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy use the carnival submission form.