Happy Birthday Carnival of Genealogy!


A special shout out to Jasia over at Creative Gene who today is celebrating the 3rd birthday of the Carnival of Genealogy!

If you aren’t familiar with COG (as it is commonly called), realize that for many of us, it was our the first blog carnival we ever participated in once our genealogy blogs were established.  I know for me, personally, I had concerns over whether I was “doing it right” when I submitted by post, worried over whether my topic fit in or if even people would come and read my post.

Jasia has been the consummate hostess with COG and she has welcomed me and every participant with open arms and encouragement.  And I also want to give props to my genea home girl footnoteMaven who has designed most of the groovy posters for each COG edition!

Take a look at the very first post about COG at Creative Gene on June 4, 2006 – you’ll see that the first topic was, of course, technology.  Stop by and wish Jasia and COG well and here’s to many more editions of the mother of all genealogy blog carnivals!

More great links about COG and how you can get involved in upcoming editions:

FAQs About The Carnival of Genealogy

Index of Previous COG Topics

How To Submit A Post To A Carnival

copyright 2009, Thomas MacEntee

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.


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