Thursday, March 11, 2010

The First Edition of the Carnival of Genealogical Societies is Published!

courtesy of the footnoteMaven

The First Edition of the Carnival of Genealogical Societies was published yesterday, March 10th at the California Genealogical Society and Library blog. The subject was Doin' Things Right! and there were 15 submissions, including two from EWGS bloggers Charles Hansen and Miriam Robbins Midkiff.

If you don't know what a blog carnival is, you're in for a treat! A carnival is an electronic publication, much like a magazine, which is all online. The articles (posts) written by different authors (bloggers) are published on the authors' own blogs, usually with a common theme (occasionally, everyone gets to pick their own theme, and this is called a "carousel" edition). The editor (host) then publishes the carnival (table of contents) on his or her blog, with links to each article. Each edition is like an issue of that magazine. There are numerous genealogy carnivals available online now; the lists can be viewed at Geneabloggers or at AnceStories' monthly Calendar of Events.

As mentioned above, the California Genealogical Society and Library blog, authored by Kathryn Doyle, is the first host of this new carnival. Kathryn has long been involved in the genealogy blogging world, but was frustrated that she could not include her society's blog in many of the genealogy carnivals, since they were personalized to writing about individuals' ancestors. The Carnival of Genealogical Societies was Kathryn's brainchild; a solution that allows genealogical societies to participate in their own carnival and publicize their societies to the Internet and the world!

I encourage you to read this first edition to learn about how EWGS and other societies are doin' it right by providing resources and working on projects, programs, and publications to serve the genealogical community.

2 comments:

Kathryn Doyle said...

Thanks, Miriam, for the carnival announcement, and for the great information on EWGS's obituary collection - past and present. You and Charles make a great team.

Miriam said...

Thanks, Kathryn!