...stories of haunted houses, ghosts, any superstitions, voodoo, stories of Halloween parties or traditions, trick or treating, good luck charms, curses, ... Bring on your hauntings and horror stories, humorous and happy ones as well...One idea in mind already, in preparation, I have spent about an hour tonight transcribing ten minutes from an audio tape. It was my first experience doing this. Recently on the Family Oral History blog, I read a 6-1 ratio is about average for transcription, so I feel pretty good about my skills. It's not really a Halloween story, but it is set in Transylvania, and has many of the trappings of a true horror story, so it might work. We shall see. At the very least, I've had transcribing this excerpt on my to-do list for awhile, and transcription is a good activity during Family History Month.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Carnival of Genealogy #33
The 33rd Carnival of Genealogy has been posted. I haven't read all of the wedding stories yet, but those which I have have been enjoyable. The 34th carnival will be on the theme of Halloween and the supernatural.