Tuesday, January 25, 2011
102 Edition of The Carnival of Genealogy
Presents: "iGene Awards"
Best of OldStonesUndeciphered 2010
The topic for the 102nd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is: The Annual iGene Awards, where we announce what we consider to be our best blog posts from 2010 in the following 5 categories: Best Picture (Photo), Best Screen Play (with Cast) , Best Documentary (Investigative Research), Best Biography, and Best Comedy. We are to write up a blog post with links to our best articles in these categories. My thanks to Jasia of CREATIVEGENE, our Carnival Host!
As the red carpet is lovingly rolled out, I am ready to present to you:
"The Best of Old Stones Undeciphered 2010 Awards"!
BestPicture: This award goes to the NUDE 1800s photo of my great granduncle Isaac Newton Wallen in the blog post Pioneers To Indian Territory 1881. While it is not the most attractive photo, it is certainly the most unusual photo on my blog. Isaac must have been quite the character to pose for this one!
BestScreenPlay: This award goes to the blog post from the darkest corner of my gene pool, The Worst Kind of Murderer set in 1648 Scituate, New Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts where my deranged ancestor murders her own 4 year old daughter!
Deranged woman, Alice (Martin) Clark/Bishop - Elizabeth Taylor
First husband of Alice, George Clark - Basil Rathbone
Second husband of Alice, Richard Bishop - James Cagney
The young witness, Rachel Ramsden - Audrey Hepburn
Goodwife Winslow - Hedda Hopper
Child murder victim, Martha Clark - Shirley Temple
Father and Mother of Rachel Ramsden - Peter Lorre and Greta Garbo
Best Documentary: This category was a tie with equal awards going to: Trowbridge: Our Distant Connection To Kings And Emperors and The Melville Scots. These are two of my earliest blog posts and they both continually pull in the highest number of hits daily. I am especially fond of the absolutely adorable and hunky photo of my husband in his KILT at the bottom of the Melville Scots blog!
Best Biography: This award goes to the second blog post of my blogging career and one that I am quite proud of. Who The Heck Is Alice? is a biography of my children's paternal third great grandmother, Alice McIlvoy Logsdon, the redheaded Irish lass from Belfast, Ireland.
Best Comedy: This award goes to a blog post containing three wacky photos, Silly Saturday Scans - My Parents 1942. Mom and Dad had such a great sense of humor!
And so ends this iGene Awards Ceremony! Goodnight Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for coming!
(Written for the 102nd edition of the Carnival of Genealogy)