21 May 2010
See you at the 4th Edition...Freedom-bound!
Host, 3rd Edition, CoAAG
20 May 2010
- Tweet about FREEDOM using Hash tag: #FreedomTweet
- Drive folks to Twitter.com on June 19th to *tweet* at least once answering this question --> What does FREEDOM mean to you?
- June 19th ALL DAY! Throughout the day, tweets will also be streamed to FreedomTweet.blogspot.com
- Given that FREEDOM is subjective, FreedomTweet is open to EVERYONE! We all can identify with being and/or desiring to be liberated from something, right?! FreedomTweet is for the entire community!
- Yes! Starting today through June 12th genea-bloggers should write about the history of Juneteenth and promote other celebrations happening across the country! If you write a post about FreedomTweet and/or Juneteenth, please email us at CoAAG2010@gmail.com and provide the URL!
Please spread the word about FreedomTweet 2010 with your employers, churches, schools and community organizations -- everyone is invited to join in the celebration!
- We MUST get the FreedomTweet message viral -- using all our collective networks to circulate the news! With a community effort, we could easily see several thousand folks hitting Twitter.com on June 19th all around the theme of FREEDOM in observance of Juneteenth!
19 May 2010
Today is Carnival Day and the Troops are here! As you know, this edition focused on African Americans in the Military 1914 – 1953. You will not believe some of the stories that came in that have previously been untold. It is my honor as host, to formally invite you in. Grab your favorite beverage and ease into your favorite chair, because you won’t be able to break away.
The 3rd Edition features 15 stories about brave African Americans who accepted the call to serve, in the midst of difficult and unsettling times. You will run the gamut of emotions as you read each post. But I am certain you will emerge with a feeling of gratitude for those who sacrificed and one of pride for manner in which they served our country.
On a final note, thank you, genea-family for supporting the 3rd Edition. We are a success due to YOUR diligence and hard work!
Host, 3rd Edition of CoAAG
08 May 2010
25 April 2010
Thanks to everyone who submitted a story about their grandmother. A special thank you to all those who took the time to read the stories and memories, and then leave a comment to the author; I know each one appreciates your support. It was a wonderful CoAAG. I know our grandmothers are smiling.
Until next time,
Host, 2nd Edition, CoAAG
21 April 2010
Open for Submissions: Carnival of African-American Genealogy ~ 3rd Edition They Served With Honor ~ In Memoriam, African-Americans in The Military
Hot on the heels of Grandma’s Hand comes the 3rd Edition of the CoAAG. This month the theme is “They Served With Honor ~ In Memoriam, African-Americans in The Military 1914 - 1953.” There are many African-Americans who served during these times of conflict. Let’s use this month’s carnival to pay tribute to them.
We’re wanting everyone in the Genealogy Community to write at least one post, highlighting a Patriotic African-American Ancestor who fought for our country’s freedom. You can pull a hero from your family tree, or politely pull from someone else’s! In this event, all recognition will be positive.
Needing more information? There is an open call for submissions on Reconnected Roots. By the way, forgive my manners! I am Amy Cain, the family researcher behind Reconnected Roots. It is my absolute pleasure to host the 3rd Edition of the CoAAG. I’d love to sit and chat with you more, but I have to get going. I’ve got Ancestors to research and old photos to find!
The deadline for submissions is on May 12, 2010. So, don’t wait until the last minute. You know how chatty those Ancestors can be once they start talking!
See You At the Carnival,
HOW TO SUBMIT
We want this to be easy for you, so there are two different ways to submit your post, once you've written it.
- Submit your post on the submission form located here at the Blog Carnival.
- Send an email to the CoAAG at CoAAG2010@gmail.com. Please remember to include your blog name, the post title, and the URL Permalink of your carnival submission. Make sure to put 'They Served With Honor' in the subject line!
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19 April 2010
EXTRA! EXTRA! Read All About It. Grandmothers have a huge impact. The 2nd Edition of the CoAAG Grandma’s Hand goes live!
This 2nd Edition of the CoAAG features 20 submissions with memories and stories that will make you laugh and maybe cry, but will surely pull at your emotions and warm your hearts. There are stories of strength and love, and memories of good old down home cooking. These women were indeed the foundations of their families; this trait is clearly expressed in the posts you'll read. The treasured images speak to their beauty and grace. It’s all about grandmothers; we give tribute and we honor them.
Thank you for supporting this 2nd Edition of the CoAAG. You make it possible…You keep it alive!
2d Edition of the Carnival of African American Genealogy