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19 April 2010: 2nd Edition, Carnival of African American Genealogy ~ Grandma’s Hand: Grandmothers and Their Influence On The Family

It’s Grandmothers Day at the Carnival of African American Genealogy.  The theme for this 2nd Edition of the CoAAG is Grandma’s Hand: Grandmothers and Their Influence On The Family. We invited you to tell your stories and share memories of your grandmother.  The stories we received pulled at our emotions and warmed our hearts.  They reflect the heart and soul that is in every grandmother.  Grandmothers are the cornerstone and foundations of our families; not just African American families, but all families.  Your stories and memories reflect the truth of that statement.

An array of grandmothers has shown up for this very special event, and the spotlight is shining on them.  A gallery of beautiful images starts this event followed by stories full of love and special memories.  We hope you enjoy this special CoAAG.  It’s all about our Grandmothers.  We are here to honor them.

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Vicky Daviss-Mitchell presents Carnival Blog: GrandMa’s Hands posted at Mariah’s Zepher. Vicky makes us laugh, cry, and smile with memories of her grandmother, Essie Dean Taylor.

Felicia Mathis presents Carnival of African American Genealogy: Grandma Hands! Grandmothers and Their Influence on the Family! posted at Our Family As A Whole: Mathis/Mathews-Smith & Beyond!! Felicia shares memories of a summer in Chicago with her grandmother Lily.  Felicia’s Grandma Lily always said… “What’s done in the dark, will eventually come to light.”

Luckie Daniels presents 2nd Edition ~ Carnival of African-American Genealogy: Grandma’s Hand ~ I’ll Fly Away, Memories of Annie CARTER JACKSON posted at Our Georgia Roots.  Luckie shares heartwarming memories of her great grandmother Annie.  Luckie’s Grandma Annie always said… “A cow will need his tail to fan flies for more than one summer.”  Meaning: Don’t worry if someone does you wrong, they will need you again!

Angela Walton-Raji presents The Carnival of African American Genealogy: Grandma’s Hands – – Remembering Grandma, Nanny & the Ladies posted at My Ancestor’s Name.  Angela honors her grandmothers with memories of quilts, sassafras tea, and “play pretties”.

Renate Sanders presents CoAAG- Grandma’s Hands: Grandmother’s and Their Influence On The Family posted at Into the Light.  Renate takes us on a sentimental journey with tributes to her grandmothers.

Mavis Jones presents Carnival of African-American Genealogy, 2nd Edition- Grandma’s Hand posted at Georgia Black Crackers.  Mavis takes us on a last visit with her “Little Grandmother” Mary Magdalene Pierce Hosch.

Leslie Ann presents Carnival of African-American Genealogy 2nd Edition- -Grandma’s Hand posted at Ancestors Live Here.  Leslie Ann shares memories of her Grandma Piggott, on what would have been her 99th birthday.

Gini Webb presents Lieselotte “Oma” Haf 1913 ~ 2010 posted at Ginisology. Gini shares a beautiful tribute to her Oma who recently passed away in Germany at age ninety-six.  Gini holds dear loving memories and keepsakes from her dear sweet Oma.

Luckie Daniels presents 2nd Edition ~ Carnival of African-American Genealogy: Grandma’s Hand ~ Memories of Lena Mae McKENZIE BARWICK posted at Our Alabama Roots~ Barwick & Related. Luckie shares the poem written by her brother for their great grandmother’s 100th birthday.

Felicia Mathis presents Carnival of African American Genealogy: Grandma Hands! Grandmothers and Their Influence on the Family! posted at Echoes of My Nola Past.  Felicia honors the memory of her NaNa- Odessa Amos.

Drusilla Par aka “Professor Dru” presents Memory Monday: Grandma’s Hands and HomeMade Biscuits posted at Find Your Folks.  Professor Dru writes about her memories of homemade biscuits made by her maternal grandmother.

Mavis Jones presents Carnival of African-American Genealogy, 2nd Edition- Grandma’s Hand posted at Conversation With My Ancestors.  Mavis shares special memories of her Grandmother Jones.

Kathleen Brandt presents Grandma’s Hands posted at a3Genealogy.  Kathleen shares memories of her grandmother and the beautiful quilt made with pieces from her grandmother’s dresses.

Joann presents Carnival of African American Genealogy, 2nd Edition: Grandma’s Hand ~ Ruth Baylor ~ Great Day posted at J-Macs Journey.  Joann shares loving and beautiful memories of time spent with her grandmother Ruth – shopping and “French Fryers”- “Great Day!”

Sandra Taliaferro presents Carnival of African American Genealogy, 2nd Edition: Grandma’s Hand ~ Julia Ann (GATES) MIDDLEBROOKS MINTER posted at I Never Knew My Father.  Come with me to Woodbury, GA as I share memories of my maternal grandmother.

Amy Cain presents Grandma Don’t Take No Mess! posted at Reconnected Roots.  Amy shares memories of her Grandmother Para Lee “a tough-talking, no-nonsense disciplinarian”.

Luckie Daniels presents 2nd Edition ~ Carnival of African-American Genealogy: Grandma’s Hand ~ A Bridge Over Troubled Water, Memories of Fannie Louella JACKSON BARWICK posted at Our Georgia Roots. Luckie pulls at our heartstrings with memories of her grandmother “Anbownes”.

Dionne Ford presents Carnival of African American Genealogy: Grandmother’s Hands posted at Finding Josephine. Dionne shares loving memories of her great grandmother Marie- “a perfect picture of composure and grace”.

George Geder presents Carnival of African American Genealogy 2nd Edition – Grandma’s Hand posted at Geder Genealogy.  George shares memories of his grandmother, Willa Lenard Hancock.

Darlene presents A Model Grandma posted at My Colored Roots.  Darlene shares great family memories of living with her Grandma Clara.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

CoAAG 3rd Edition ~ They Served With Honor ~ In Memoriam, African-Americans In The Military 1914-1953

Host: Amy Cain of Reconnected Roots

Military research can yield important genealogical information. Yet, many overlook this valuable resource.  Have you researched military records for your African American ancestors? In your research, what did you find out about their service?  If you have not done any research in military records, this CoAAG presents the perfect opportunity to get started.

For the 3rd Edition of the CoAAG, tell us about your African American ancestor(s) who served in the military and write a post to honor them.  If you don’t have an African American ancestor with military service, but know of one who served honorably make this an occasion to honor that person.

Submissions deadline: 12 May 2010

HOW TO SUBMIT

There are two options:

  • By Submission Form. Use the quick and easy CoAAG submission form provided by Blog Carnival provided by Blog Carnival.
  • By Email. Send an email to the CoAAG at CoAAG2010@gmail.com.  Include your blog name, the post title and permalink URL of your carnival submission.  Make sure to put ‘They Served With Honor’ in your email subject line!

Well, that’s it for this 2nd Edition of the CoAAG. I would say we did our grandmothers proud.  Don’t you agree?  Thank you for supporting the Carnival of African-American Genealogy!  You make it possible…You keep it alive!  See you next time – Wednesday, May 19th – when the 3rd Edition of CoAAG comes to town!All the best,

** A special “Thank You” to Luckie Daniels for the image gallery, and for her guidance through this process. Your support and assistance were invaluable.

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