Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, February 26, 2011

genealogy blogging beat

Today is Saturday, February 26, 2011 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts, blog carnivals and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

Daily Blogging Prompts

Shopping Saturday – many families – especially busy working families – would perform their weekly shopping on Saturdays. Tell us about the various stores and vendors that your ancestors used to patronize. Or perhaps your ancestors had their own store? And don’t forget to also document your own memories of stores and shopping. This prompt has been suggested by Audrey Collins of The Family Recorder.

Sorting Saturday – Any tips on how to go about sorting through a closet or box of stuff, what to do with what you find, organizing, supplies and tools you might need, etc. What about having to clean out a parent’s home once they’ve passed? This is an ongoing series by Michelle Goodrum at Turning of Generations.

Sports Center Saturday – do you have photos and stories about ancestors and their love of sports? Be it basketball or water polo or skeet shooting, tell their stories in your blog posts! Sports Center Saturday is a series suggested by Susan Petersen of Long Lost Relatives.

Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

To ensure that your blog post is included in the “roll-up” widgets above, include the name of the blogging theme in your post title. Examples: Black Sheep Sunday – Carmen Dioxide; Tombstone Tuesday – Carrie Oakey.

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If you would like your event or Daily Blogging Prompt included, please contact Geneabloggers at geneabloggers [at] gmail [dot] com.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Who Do You Think You Are? Season 2 Episode 4 Review

Who Do You Think You Are?

The fourth episode of Season 2 of  Who Do You Think You Are? with Kim Cattrall as the main focus appeared this evening on NBC.  Many of your genealogy blogging colleagues watched this moving episode and are writing and posting their thoughts.

Here is what fellow genealogists and family historians with their own blogs are saying about WDYTYA:

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Future Who Do You Think You Are? Episodes Season 2

Who Do You Think You Are?

I have to say that NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? website is not exactly too revealing nor do they want you to know too much about future episodes of the show.

But some super internet sleuthing – actually using a 21st century version of the old reliable TVGuide – reveals the following:

  • Friday, March 4, 2011: Lionel Ritchie – “Lionel Ritchie charts his family history by focusing on his maternal grandmother’s ancestry.  Determined to solve mysteries surrounding her father, Ritchie takes an investigative voyage from Alabama to Nashville to Chattanooga, ultimately digging up a connection to the dawning days of the civil-rights movement.”
  • Friday, March 11, 2011: REPEAT – Kim Cattrall.

Wow, tonight’s Kim Cattrall episode must be a blockbuster if they are repeating it so quickly.  I’m still waiting for the special yet-to-be-announced Charlie Sheen episode.

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee