Thursday, October 1, 2009

Graveyard Rabbits Carnival – October 2009 Edition

Welcome to the October 2009 edition of Graveyard Rabbits Carnival.  The theme for this edition is funeral cards.  Seven authors discuss at least one funeral card from their collection.  These cards not only provide genealogical information, but are small family treasures.  One author explains the difference between funeral cards and memorial cards and offers some online resources for finding cards.

Randy Seaver presents Genea-Musings: Devier David Carringer (1889-1890) posted at Genea-Musings.

Brian presents Berger Family Memorial Cards posted at Ancestors At Rest.

Linda Hughes Hiser presents Graveyard Rabbits--Funeral Cards posted at Flipside, saying, "Funeral card of my maternal grandfather....a numbers cruncher."

Thomas MacEntee presents Destination: Austin Family: An Unusual Funeral Card posted at Destination: Austin Family, saying, "Among the many funeral cards in my collection, the one for my 1st cousin twice removed, Matthew McGinnes, is the most unusual: it is a bi-fold card with his photo."

Lorine McGinnis Schulze presents Graveyard Rabbits Carnival: Funeral Cards posted at Olive Tree Genealogy Blog, saying, "Funeral Cards & Memorial Cards are not the same, but they are both wonderful genealogical finds for an ancestor."

Janet Iles presents Funeral cards - another source of information posted at Graveyard Rabbit of Grey County, Ontario, saying, "Funeral cards can provide useful information, but Janet only has a few in her possession. She shares that in small places with only a weekly newspaper, they may be found in local stores."

Earline Bradt presents Carnival of Graveyard Rabbits - Funeral Cards posted at Ancestral Notes, saying, "Isabella Gilboe Taylor's funeral card from 1880."

Julie Tarr presents The Funeral/Memorial Card for Clarence Cahill posted at GenBlog, saying, “Clarence is my first cousin three times removed, who died in 1964.”

That concludes this edition. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.  Be sure to join us for the next edition!

1 comment:

footnoteMaven said...


As always, a terrific carnival. Thank you for all your hard work.