Genealogy Blogging Events – Week of 22-29 August 2014

Upcoming Genealogy Blogging Events 22-29 August 2014
Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Daze of the Week!

Here are some upcoming dates to look out for so you can plan your genealogy and family history blog posts for next week:

  • 22 August: Ray Bradbury’s Birthday – Anniversary, Mormon Choir First Performance – Anniversary, Dorothy Parker’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Vietnam Conflict begins – Anniversary.
  • 23 August: Gene Kelly’s Birthday – Anniversary, Edgar Lee Masters’ Birthday – Anniversary, and Sacco-Vanzetti Execution – Anniversary.
  • 24 August: St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre – Anniversary, Eruption of Vesuvius – Anniversary, and British Invade Washington – War of 1812 Anniversary.
  • 25 August: Bank Holiday – (UK), Leonard Bernstein’s Birthday – Anniversary, Founders Day – National Park Service, Althea Gibson’s Birthday – Anniversary, Paris Liberated During World War II – 70th Anniversary, and The Wizard of Oz movie released – 75th Anniversary.
  • 26 August: Krakatoa Eruption – Anniversary, National Dog Day (US), and Women’s Equality Day (US).
  • 27 August: First Commercial Oil Well – Anniversary, Lyndon Baines Johnson’s Birthday – Anniversary, and La Tomatina (Spain).
  • 28 August: Death of Emmitt Till – Anniversary and March on Washington – Anniversary.
  • 29 August: “According to Hoyle Day”, Amistad Seized – 175th Anniversary, Hurricane Katrina – Anniversary, and Shay’s Rebellion – Anniversary.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday 22 August 2014

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Today is Friday, 22 August 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Ray Bradbury’s Birthday – Anniversary, Mormon Choir First Performance – Anniversary, Dorothy Parker’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Vietnam Conflict begins – Anniversary.

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Illinois State Genealogical Society 2014 Fall Conference – Why You Should Attend!

Illinois State Genealogical Society 2014 Fall Conference

I know that October is a busy time of year for genealogy and family history enthusiasts since it is National Family History Month – and it seems there is a different genealogy conference each weekend!

But the one you’ll really want to attend, especially if you are within driving distance of the St. Louis, Missouri area, is the Illinois State Genealogical Society 2014 Fall Conference on Friday 25 October and Saturday 26 October, 2014. The conference will be held in O’Fallon, Illinois which is just “over the river” from St. Louis – if your are within driving distance this conference will be worth attending!

Reasons Why You Should Attend

Here is why you’ll want to attend the ISGS Fall 2014 Conference:

  • Two words: Mark Lowe. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA is one of the best speakers on the genealogy circuit and you don’t want to miss the opportunity to be a part of his talks. Besides the banquet talk on Friday night, Mark will present Saturday lectures including “Early River Towns,” “Cheap Land on the Prairie (Or That’s What the Railroad Man Said…)” and other topics.
  • A total of 16 lectures over the course of a day and half covering a variety of topics of interest to genealogists. Check the program here.
  • Convenient location: The conference is located at the Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon, Illinois and is connected with the host hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn.
  • Your registration fee for Saturday attendance includes lunch! Early Bird Registration ends on 1 October 2014 – register today!
  • Speakers include Tony Burroughs, FUGA, Patricia Walls Stamm, CGS CGL, LaDonna Garner, M.A., CG, and Gwyneth Podeschi, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.
  • Large vendor hall with many exhibitors selling books, supplies and more! What genealogists doesn’t like shopping for new genea-toys?
  • The chance to network with other genealogists – who knows, you might meet a new cousin!

You can get all the information you need right here – I hope to see you in O’Fallon in October!

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