Friday, February 20, 2009

Don't Forget! Submissions are due Sunday!

I just want to remind everyone that submissions for the upcoming edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy are due Sunday. (Of course, if you need more time, please let me know.) The topic for this edition is a carousel, so the submission can be on anything that relates to Central and Eastern Europe and genealogy.

Also, I am still looking for hosts, and here are the months that are still available:
  • April
  • May
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

If you are interested, please contact me at jess_history at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kreativ Blogger Award

Earlier today I learned that Wendy had awarded me with the Kreativ Blogger Award. Thank you, Wendy!
So, here are the rules for this award:
  1. Copy the award to your site.
  2. Link to the person from whom you received the award.
  3. Nominate 7 other bloggers.
  4. Link to those sites on your blog.
  5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominate.

Now I have to nominate seven people for this award. So, here are the seven people that I am nominating for this award:

  1. Harold of Midwestern Microhistory
  2. Chery Kinnick of Nordic Blue
  3. Cheryl of In Deeds
  4. Al of Polish-American Genealogy Research
  5. Elizabeth of Little Bytes of Life
  6. Lisa of Small-leaved Shamrock
  7. Terry of Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi


66th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy Posted!

The 66th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition is on "'Nobody's Fool' – who in your family was known to have the best common sense, the best sage advice and basically just 'kept it together' all the time? Let's hear about them! The next edition will be hosted by Thomas MacEntee at Destination: Austin Family." Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I've Left Facebook ...

You may or may not have noticed, but earlier today I decided to deactivate my account on Facebook. Why? I did so for a couple of reasons. I won't lie and say that the change in the terms wasn't a reason. It was, but it wasn't the only reason.

First off, I really don't use the site or go on it very often because I do not have enough time. Secondly, I am upset that Facebook changed its terms of service like it did. The change in the wording made me feel uncomfortable, and I believe that leaving Facebook for now is probably in my best interest.

I just wanted to let everyone know why I left, in case anyone was wondering.

How Does One Become Certified?

Does anyone know how to become a certified genealogist in the United States, or has been through the certification process? I am thinking of becoming a certified genealogist, and I am trying to figure out how to get certified. I found the Board for Certification of Genealogists website, but is this the only site that certifies genealogists? Does anyone know how it costs to obtain certification? Any advice or suggestions are welcomed. Thanks.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

10th Edition of the Smile For the Camera Posted!

The tenth edition of the Smile For the Camera Carnival has been posted! You can read it here. The topic for the next edition is on "brothers & sisters? Were they battling brothers, shy little sisters, or was it brother & sister against the world? Our ancestors often had only their siblings for company. Were they best friends or not? Show us that picture that you found with your family photographs or in your collection that shows your rendition of brothers & sisters." Enjoy!

3rd Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival Posted!

The third edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival has been posted! (Actually, I'm late in announcing the posting of this carnival edition.) You can read it here. The topic for the next edition will be on Black Sheep Canadian Ancestors, and you can find out more here.