Saturday, March 20, 2010
A Big Week for Carnivals of Genealogy
I have never before participated in a blogging carnival, and this past week three of my blog posts were in three different carnivals. I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing here on line, and what is a “Blogging Carnival?” It seems that a carnival is a blogging community event containing blog posts on particular topics. Bloggers volunteer to host and moderate these events, which bring together many bloggers from all over. It was fun to join in, and especially fun reading the other stories and receiving feedback from new readers.
The first carnival posted on line was on 17 March 2010 for St. Patrick’s Day, the 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Blog Parade at the blog “Small Leaved Shamrock”. It was also known as the 18th edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture. Not having any Irish ancestors, I decided to blog about the Scots-Irish settlers of Londonderry, New Hampshire and some events circling around religion, the Catholic and Presbyterian churches of our town and of our namesake town in Northern Ireland. There were fifteen participants in this carnival, from the United States, Canada and Australia. You can read the carnival at http://small-leavedshamrock.blogspot.com/2010/03/3rd-annual-st-patricks-day-blog-parade.html
The second carnival posted on 18 March 2010 was the 91st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy: Women’s History Month. This one had a little slant to it as participants were requested to submit a timeline for the ancestor outlined in their blog post. Strangely, all the participants in this COG were women. There were twenty contributors, and you can read them all at Jasia’s blog “Creative Gene”
The third on line event I participated in was the 1st Annual Carnival of African American Genealogy: Restore My Name, hosted by Lucky Daniels. It posted on 19 March 2010. I was moved to participate in this by several heartfelt posts Lucky made over the past month, and I was happy to see that there were twenty five participants in this carnival. You can see this carnival at Lucky’s blog “Our Georgia Roots” at http://ourgeorgiaroots.com/?p=1804
Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo