Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Carnival of Genealogy: 85th Edition

The 85th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy has been up for a few days already, but this is the first time I've been able to sit down and actually read the entries, instead of skimming a few. There were a lot of good entries, but a few stood out to me.

Greta's entry 'The Two Preston Moores' caught my attention, because it shows so beautifully how to deal with records, especially records that tell you different things about the same person.

footnoteMaven's post 'An Orphanage' about her unidentified pictures had me nodding my head in agreement, thinking of the stack of unidentified pictures I still have lying around.

Liza's post 'Spinsters and bachelors, not just lifeless limbs in our family trees' was an eyeopener. As so many genealogists, I too have this compulsion to go one more generation backwards. In persuing this goal, it's so easy to forget the ancestors who are not in your direct line. This article reminded me of why I shouldn't forget.

Jen's post 'Lee Rutters, how do you connect?' showed in a very clear way how to connect all the puzzle pieces until an image arises, even though the image might not be complete yet.

What were your favorite COG posts this time?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, thank you for thoughtful comments on the COG! It really warms my heart that this subject has touched you, too. One of the reasons I love when the COG "comes to town" is that you can read so many different case studies or interpretations of a topic; the cumulative impact often makes you pause to think. "The GeneaBlogger community is like a virtual genealogy university."