Saturday, July 5, 2008

The "aging" Carnival of Genealogy

No, you shouldn't be concerned about Jasia's Carnival of Genealogy feeling its age, although it will be hitting a respectable 52nd edition on July 18.

What I'm referring to is the topic of the next edition. The 52nd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy, which I will be hosting here at 100 Years in America, will focus on the simple topic of AGE. As family historians, we take time to carefully mark the birthdates of our forebears. We print out family tree charts including this all-important data. We make it a point to note at what age family members have married, had children and passed away.

Take some time to look over the data that you have collected on members of your family tree, and share a story of age with us for the upcoming edition of the carnival. Do you have a member of the family who went to work to support the family while still of a tender age? Someone who accomplished something that was typically done by others beyond his or her years? A couple who married young? A couple with disparate ages? A family member who accomplished something of note at an advanced age? How about family members that lived many years, outlasting many of their relatives and friends?

With the understanding that "age is often a state of mind", share your family story about someone whose story stands out because of their age, either young or old. The deadline for this edition is July 15, 2008. Submit your blog article using the carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found at the blog carnival index page. Want to know more about the Carnival of Genealogy? See Jasia's Frequently Asked Questions page.

Don't be afraid to "show your age" at our next carnival! See you there!

Thanks to footnoteMaven for the COG 52nd edition poster.

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