Saturday, July 23, 2011

I Know Where I'm From

It's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun from Randy Seaver at Geneamusings.

Tonight Randy has challenged us to:

Write a poem about "Where I'm From" using the template found at the website and of course to post it.

You should know by now, Maven's not very good with templates. So, I've given it my own twist.

And now:
I am from the good earth, from Mississippi mud and lead leavings.

I am from the house my father built with his own two hands. From hands I remember. From hands I loved. From hands my son now bears.

I am from the dogwood trees that dotted our five acres and the Mother's Day cards I crafted in their likeness as a child.

I am from Zora and Otie's line of Bones and Campbells. I am from Sunday sit down dinners and shotguns resting against the kitchen stove.

I am from the "work your fingers to the bone" and from "give a man a dollar and a half's worth of work for every dollar he pays you" ethic.

From the "there'll be no Hell for dogs" and "are you wearing clean underwear" admonitions.

I am from the I believe in God the Father Almighty Maker of Heaven and Earth, Sunday School, and those frustrating catechism classes. I am from Missouri Synod Lutherans.

I'm from a small island where you could see the laundry hanging on the lines in both Ireland and Scotland. I'm from fried rabbit and Baked Alaska.

From people with an easy southern charm, slow to anger, quick to laugh. From people who have made me and made me proud.

I am from the good earth and the good people.

Friday, July 8, 2011

On The Radio Whoa Oh - On Geneabloggers Radio

Thanks to Thomas MacEntee, the peripatetic host of Geneabloggers on BlogTalk Radio, I have been asked to be a guest on tonight's broadcast discussing education opportunities in the world of genealogy.

I have had the privilege of serving as a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Washington Continuing Education Certificate Program in Genealogy & Family History. The purpose of the advisory board is to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves.

I was a graduate of the 2005 Program and I loved it.

I will be sharing the microphone with Lee Maxey, of the Boston University Center for Professional Education, and Elissa Scalise Powell of the Genealogy Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP).

If you have questions, we'll try to provide the answers.

Via GeneaBloggers Radio – Episode 24

Friday, July 8, 2011
10pm-11:30pm Eastern US
9-10:30pm Central US
8-9:30pm Mountain US
7-8:30pm Pacific US
3am London UK
12pm Saturday Sydney AUS

Don’t forget there is a chat room. Sign in to BlogTalkRadio with your Facebook account or set up a free BlogTalkRadio account to join in the fun.

Be sure to listen in!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

How To Cite A Blog Article/Post!

Broadcasts & Web Miscellanea - Blogs

Source List Entry - Example

Wiseman, Becky. "Friday From The Collectors - A Moment In Time." footnoteMaven. Shades Of The Departed, 11 April 2008. : 2008.

Author (Last Name First, First Name, Middle Name/Initial). “Article/Post Title.” Creator Of The Blog. Blog Name (Italics), Posting Date. URL Digital Location : Access Year.

First Full Reference Note - Example

1. Becky Wiseman, "Friday From The Collectors - A Moment In Time," footnoteMaven, Shades Of The Departed, 11 April 2008 (
friday-from-collectors-moment-in-time.html : accessed 11 April 2008), para. 4.

Author (First Name, Middle Name/Initial, Last Name), "Article Title," Creator of Blog, Posting Date (URL Digital Location : Access Date), Specific Content if any.

Short Reference Note - Example

11. Wiseman, "Friday From The Collectors - A Moment In Time," paras. 2-4.

Author (Last Name), "Article Title," Specific Content.

If you are citing the article/post online, create a link to the post in the citation:

Wiseman, Becky. "Friday From The Collectors - A Moment In Time." footnoteMaven. Shades Of The Departed, 11 April 2008.
friday-from-collectors-moment-in-time.html : 2008.

Information contained in this color, including punctuation is part of the citation and may be used as a template. Information contained in black is explanatory only.

Cite this article as:

Source List Entry

footnoteMaven. "How To Cite A Blog Article/Post."
footnoteMaven, 8 July 2011. : 2011.

108 COG - Food For Thought!

108th EDITION OF THE Carnival Of Genealogy

The topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is:


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Bring us your family recipes, stories of picnics

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Food fights, food allergies, favorite summertime
foods you remember

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Best of all, photos of family favorite foods

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Have we given you some food for thought?
Then submit your articles to the
next edition of the COG.

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Let's make a great mouth-watering edition of the COG!

The Deadline For Submissions Is
August 1st

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Attention All COG Participants

Read Also The Changes To The COG In 2011

Please use a descriptive phrase in the title of any articles you plan to submit and/or write a brief description/introduction to your articles in the "comment" box of the blogcarnival submission form. This will give readers an idea of what you've written about and hopefully interest them in clicking on your link. Introductions for your articles will not be provided for you due to the volume of articles submitted. Thank you!