Carnival of Genealogy, 43rd Edition

Jasia at Creative Gene has posted the 43rd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. This edition’s topic was: Technology. What technology do you most rely on for your genealogy and family history research? My submission is here, but visit Creative Gene for the full listing.

Participants selected one each of hardware, software, and web site/blog that are indispensable. I couldn’t resist tallying up the results since there were 32 writers this time. And the winners are…

  • Hardware: The top 3 choices were a scanner (9 carnival entries, including scanner/printer variations), digital camera (5), and the often-overlooked and forgotten microfilm reader machine (4).
  • Software: The top choices were genealogy software with 17 entries – various programs were lumped together in this tally (Family Tree Maker, Rootsmagic, etc), and various photo/scanning softwares with 7 entries.
  • Websites: Ancestry was worthy of 8 entries, while “local” sites (archives, genealogical societies, etc either for a state or a country) received 7 write-ups and Google received 6.

As you can tell, there were a wide variety of choices submitted if the highest vote-getter only had entries by half of the participants. Do take the time to read all of the entries, and I’m sure you’ll learn a thing or two about technological “tools” that are available to aid us in our research.

Next up for the COG (Carnival of Genealogy):

In keeping with the month of March being National Women’s History Month, and March 8th being International Women’s Day, the topic for the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy will once again be: A Tribute to Women. Write a tribute to a woman on your family tree, a friend, a neighbor, or a historical female figure who has done something to impact your life. Or instead of writing, consider sharing a photo biography of one woman’s life. Or create a scrapbook page dedicated to a woman you’d like to honor. For extra credit, sum up her life in a six-word biography.

Submit your blog article to the next edition of the Carnival of Genealogy using our carnival submission form. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2008. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.


One thought on “Carnival of Genealogy, 43rd Edition

  1. Wow! What a great summary of the COG Donna! Thanks so much for participating, promoting and supporting it!

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