Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy, 21st Edition

Welcome to the 21st edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy! I am hosting this edition here at Destination: Austin Family with the theme being:

Summer! How did your ancestors celebrate the glorious season of summer both back home in Europe and here in America? Did they need to make adjustments once here in America since the weather was different? Or summer customs were different? Include memories, photos, recipes – anything that helps tell summertime stories.

The first submission is from Jessica Oswalt of Jessica's Genejournal with My German Ancestors and Their Summertime Experiences. As she tries to compares summers in the Great Lakes region to those of her ancestors in Germany, Jessica concludes that overall the summers were probably very similar.

Here at Destination: Austin Family, I've contributed Summertime for My German Ancestors. My Henneberg and Pressner ancestors arrived from Germany in the late 1860s and 1870s when New York City and more specifically, the Bronx, were likely less crowded and less humid than today.

A small edition this time but lots of fun and informative still! The 22nd edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy will be hosted by Al Wierzba of Al's Polish Genealogy Research Blog. The theme is roadblocks and breakthroughs encountered during your genealogy research. All carnival submissions should be sent to Al at alwierz@gmail.com no later than Saturday, August 8th, 2009.

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