SoCal Genealogy Jamboree Early Bird Deadline Is TODAY!


Yours truly will be attending the Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2009 Jamboree which takes place Friday 26 June 2009 through Sunday 28 June 2009 in Burbank, California.  I will have more exciting news shortly about’s presence at this exciting event!

But if you plan to attend don’t forget that the early bird deadline for registration is TODAY, 15 May 2009.  If you register early you will get the entire 400-page conference syllabus PLUS a CD version absolutely FREE – otherwise you will need to pay for the syllabus at the conference. 

copyright 2009, Thomas MacEntee

Online Citations Survey – Your Help Needed

I am putting the word out for Mark Tucker of Think Genealogy who has posted about a better way to perform online citations for genealogy research.

Mark has two different surveys (one for individual genealogists or family historians and another for companies and organizations that provide genealogy software or services) and it would be a great help to him – and the genealogy community – if readers would take time to complete a survey.

Read more about Mark’s interesting proposal concerning online citations here.


Geneabloggers Events Week of 10 May 2009

[First, my apologies for not posting last week’s listing with the events taking place in the genealogy blogging world.  I am back on track now! ]

Here is a list of events, memes and goings-on in the world of geneablogging and what’s happening in the coming week:

Happy Blogoversary!

I missed a few blog anniversaries from the past two weeks – please stop by these blogs and give your belated wishes:

Hill Country of Monroe County, Mississippi – two year anniversary on Sunday, 26 April 2009

Genealogy Blog – two year anniversary on Tuesday 5 May 2009

And coming up in the next week:

Al’s Polish-American Genealogy Research celebrates its first anniversary on Monday, 11 May 2009!

In case I missed yours, remember to send me your blog anniversary info.

Geneabloggers Group on Facebook

We’ve grown to 526 members with the addition of 26 new people since my last posting!  Check out the new discussion on Seattle, WA Passenger Lists.

And check out Genea-Bloggers group listing on Facebook. If you know anyone who blogs about their genealogy or family history and you think they might benefit from membership in Geneabloggers please let me know and send me their email info!

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

Entries for the 13th Edition of Smile for the Camera are due tomorrow, Sunday 10 May 2009.  The theme is “All Creatures Great and Small” and you can get more information over at Shades of the Departed.

The Carnival of Genealogy is accepting entries through Friday, 15 May 2009 for its 72nd Edition.  In celebration of Mother’s Day the theme is Mothers!

Wondering how to participate in a blog carnival? Check out this post fromFacebook Bootcamp for GeneaBloggers.

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt

Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #19:  Describe your favorite records repository. Why is it your favorite? What types of records does it contain? Do you have any advice for first-time visitors?

Surname Saturday

If you are a Twitter user, follow us @geneabloggers and join us for Surname Saturday. Participants “tweet” about the surnames they are researching using the #surnames hashtag in each tweet. You can then search for other surname entries over at Twitter Search. Also consider joining theGenealogy Surnames group over at Twitter Groups.

Need help getting started with Twitter? Check out the Twitter cheat sheetcreated by Geneabloggers!

Geneabloggers Calendar

Remember we have Madness MondayTombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday as regular ongoing memes! And don’t forget to check out other upcoming events at the new Geneabloggers Calendar. This is the same Google calendar that has been in existence for quite some time. And if you subscribe to the calendar you’ll receive email reminders of events.

copyright 2009, Thomas MacEntee