Sunday, December 2, 2007

The 1st Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy

The first edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy is here! The topic for this carnival was a carousel, so articles on any topic were accepted. Since this is first edition of the carnival, only six articles were submitted. I have chosen only to present five of the articles after reading through them because I felt that one of the articles (and I did read other articles from that person's blog to double check) was anti-Semitic. I will not post articles that are anti-Semitic (or are hateful to other people) because I cannot tolerate articles such as those and because my blog is meant to be family friendly. With that said, it is time to go on with the carnival.

First off, we have Just What Happened 99 Years Ago in Tunguska, Siberia? written by GrrlScientist (I do not know her real name) of Living the Scientific Life. This article is about the explosion that occurred in Siberian Russia in 1908, and it explores one of the theories over the cause of the explosion. (Although I was not thinking about scientific articles when I created this carnival, I have included this article because the article deals with a scientific and historical mystery from a country in this carnival's region.)

Next, we have Riding the Russian Rails written by Poetloverrebelspy (Again, I do not know this person's name) of Less Than a Shoestring. This article is about trains in Russia, and how a person can find out more information on traveling by train in Russia.

Next, we have Grandfather, the Springmaker written by Stephen Danko of Steve's Genealogy Blog. This article is about Steve's research into the occupation of his grandfather and his grandfather's uncle, and the questions that he has.

Next, we have Researching German Ancestors written by Jessica Oswalt of Jessica's Genejournal. This article is about Jessica's research into her German ancestors, and some of the sources of information that she used to find an ancestral village.

Last but not least, we have What color is your heritage? written by Lisa of 100 Years in America. This article is about the multicultural heritage of Americans, and how you can make your own flag to reflect your heritage. She also writes about how one can can share the flag he or she had made.

Well, that is it for this edition of the carnival of genealogy. The next edition will be on Christmas traditions. Does your family have any Christmas traditions that came from your Central or Eastern European ancestors? Or are you familiar with the Christmas traditions of countries that are located in Central and Eastern Europe? Articles for the next edition are due by December 21. You can submit your article here.


Less Than a said...

Thanks for including my post! I hope your readers considering travel to Russia to do research will find the links in the post useful.

Steve said...

Quite a varied collection of interesting articles, Jessica! These stories have provided me with new ideas for bringing my own family history to life.