Radny Seaver has a unique challenge for us this week on Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. At least, it is totally new to me as I wasn’t blogging during the years referenced.
1) Does anyone recall the Academy of Genealogy and Family History (AGFH) awards from back in the 2008-2012 time frame, hosted by Jasia on Creative gene? Genea-bloggers would nominate blog entries in different categories, and Jasia would collect all of them with links to each blogger’s post. The bloggers selected their own posts for nominations.
Best Picture (a photograph) – Warren Campbell: Mystery Photo with an Interesting Story
Best Screenplay (a Story) – My Loyalist Robert Carlisle, American Rebel Robert Wilson and the 1776 Siege of Fort Cumberland, Canada
I was amazed to learn that two of my ancestors faced each other in battle during the American Revolution. Robert Wilson, an early settler on Campobello Island left Massachusetts in the 1760s. He was a member of the American group of rebels who attacked Fort Cumberland, where one of my Loyalist ancestors was posted with his regiment. It’s the only time I’ve found evidence of my families with divided loyalties actually facing each other in a battle.
Best Documentary (a series) – A Century of Fashions in My Family, 1840s to 1940s – the Ladies and A Century of Fashions in My Family, 1840s to 1940s – Gents’ Turn
It was fun to look at my ancestors in a new light – through their very fashionable clothing choices.
Best Biography – Daniel Carlisle, California 49er & Early Pioneer of Oakland
Two of the sons of Loyalist Robert Carlisle disappeared from New Brunswick, Canada records after they married. It was fun not only to discover the trail that led to Kent County, Ontario, Canada, but to then follow Loyalist Robert’s grandson, Daniel, as he made his way into the United States in time to be a 49er and early settler in Oakland, California. He had a difficult, but interesting, life.
Not really comedy, but reading the snake oil ads in old newspapers is amusing. That’s the best post I have for comedy!
If this is going to become the annual Oscars of blog posts, I guess I need to remember to write several funny posts for the Best Comedy category. 🙂
Thanks, Randy, for a fun way to review the year.