Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Call for Submissions for the 85th Edition of the COG: Orphans and Orphans

(Many thanks to footnote Maven for once again creating the perfect poster for the subject of the Carnival of Genealogy.)

I am thrilled to be hosting the 85th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy. The topic, “Orphans and Orphans,” can be interpreted as follows:

The first type of orphan refers to those ancestors or relatives who lost their parents when they were young.

The second type of orphan would be those siblings or cousins of our ancestors who could be called “reverse orphans.” They are the relatives who, for whatever reason – death at a young age, never having married or had children, or having children who did not survive to provide descendants – have no direct descendants of their own, so it falls to us, their collateral relatives, to learn and write their story.

Submit your blog article to the Carnival of Genealogy using the Carnival submission form. If you have any questions, see Jasia’s “FAQs About the Carnival of Genealogy,” which contains complete instructions for submitting a post, or you can use the Contact button on the left side of this blog to contact me.

I look forward to reading your submissions and hope that we will see some first-timers for this edition of the COG!

The deadline for submissions is 1 December 2009.

Note: As noted in the comments, there have been some problems with the Carnival submission form site. If you do encounter any problems, just send me a note using the Contact button on the left and I will make sure that your submission is included.


  1. Congratulations and thanks for hosting, Greta.

  2. Hi Greta,

    I just wanted to give you heads-up that the Blog Carnival site is down. I suggested that everyone contact you here or by email if they can't submit the usual way.

    Hopefully they'll having it working again soon. And hopefully I'll get mine written before the deadline!


  3. Hi Gretta, as Apple notes, the submission site is down. I have posted my entry.

    I will keep checking the Blog Carnival site.

  4. Thanks Apple and Carol for letting me know - if there continue to be problems, just let me know via e-mail (you can use the Contact button).

  5. Blog Carnival site appears to be up, but I didn't receive the usual submission 'receipt' so it might not be working 100%.

  6. John,
    I did not receive a confirmation note, either, so I think it's still down. I sent a message to the COG team last night but have not received any reply.

    I printed out your e-mail and put it in my "COG submission" pile, so you can consider this your confirmation.

    Thanks for letting me know,