Monday, August 25, 2008

Canadian Genealogy Carnival

Announcing...the Canadian Genealogy Carnival.

I don't know about you, but I really enjoy blog carnivals. There are some really great ones I participate in and read on a regular basis. Jasia at Creative Gene is the host of the Carnival of Genealogy, which covers all sorts of topics related to family history. There is the Carnival of Central/Eastern European Genealogy hosted by Jessica's Genejournal, the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture by Smallest Leaf at Small-leaved Shamrock and Smile for the Camera at Shades of the Departed by footnoteMaven to name just a few more.

I thought to myself "hmmm, there isn't a carnival about Canadian genealogy. I'm Canadian. Why not try my hand at hosting a carnival about Canadian family history." Why not? I can't think of a good enough reason why I couldn't, shouldn't or wouldn't, so I'm going to. Host that is - a carnival about everything about Canadian family history.

So, without further delay, the topic for the 1st Edition of Canadian Genealogy Carnival is My Ancestor Was Canadian, Eh!

Introduce us to your Canadian ancestors. Who were they? How did they get here? Where did they live? Did they move? Do you still have family in Canada? Share with us a bit about your Canadian roots.

September 21st is the deadline for submissions. Use the carnival submission form to submit your blog article for the Canadian Genealogy Carnival. I hope to see you there, eh!


Miriam said...

Count me in! Yay!

Jasia said...

Wishing you all the best on your new Carnival, Kathryn! Unfortunately, I don't have a single Canadian ancestor that I know of so I won't be participating in it. But I'll be reading it, enjoying it, and learning from it I'm sure!

Thomas MacEntee said...

Here here! I will make sure that this gets on the Genea-Bloggers' event calendar pronto.

Also, I assume that those of us with loyalist ancestors are able to participate?

looking4ancestors said...

Thank-you Miriam, Jasia, and Thomas. I appreciate your support in this new endeavour.

footnoteMaven said...

Congratulations on the start of a new carnival.

I'm trying to find a few Canadian ancestors so I can play.


looking4ancestors said...

I hope you can come play too, fM. Thank-you for designing the logo for the CGC. It looks great - exactly what I wanted.

M. Diane Rogers said...

Excellent idea, eh, Kathryn!
And what a great logo, footnoteMaven.

Jessica's thoughts said...

Hi Kathryn,

Congragulations on starting a new genealogy carnival. As far as I know, I really do not have any Canadian ancestors, but I have a couple of ancestors' siblings whose spouses were born in Canada. Would I be able to participate?



Brenda said...

Everyone says... HEAR-HEAR and I ask the questions. But, I do think you have found a good topic. ;)

My question: On the carnival blog there is a place to write and submit. Is that where we are supposed to submit carnival items? There is a place for 2 links when I did the Hat/Hair Blog I created a webpage for it and put the link in there. I don't want to have to do that every time I do a carnival but it appears I might. Can you give step by step directions on what is needed. For myself? I find the instructions for carnivals on the Host page lacking a bit. But, then I am a 1-2-3 KIS- (Keep It Simple) person! Thanks, Good Luck and I have a lot of my children's ancestors in Quebec and Ontario! Brenda

Miriam said...

Kathryn, I'll be addressing Brenda's questions on the Facebook Bootcamp for Bloggers blog.

Miriam said...

I've posted "How to Submit a Post to a Carnival" here.

Brenda said...

Kathryn, I applaud your bold move (grin) and hope to take part in the Canadian Carnival but not this month. Another Brenda has already responded so I would use my initials (I'm in Toronto) but I'm still at kindergarten level and don't know how I can change my "identity" for commenting. Navigating "away from the page with unsaved changes" is intimidating and baffling. Nevertheless, looking forward to seeing the results of your first Carnival!

X-Faith said...

I just saw this post, need to pay more attention. I dont have canadian's in my tree, but my daughters do. So maybe next month. While we are at it, whats they best way to do Quebec Research (while in San Diego).

Sorry its already past the due date. Next time.