Genealogy Blog Editorial Calendar – Q2 2011

genealogy blog editorial calendar

The Q2 2011 edition of the Genealogy Blog Editorial Calendar is now available! This covers the period of the week ending Saturday, 2 April 2011 through 2 July 2011.

Download in PDF format here or use the published form here and you’ll be on your way to planning out your genealogy blog posts for the week or month!

Included on the calendar:

  • Major holidays and observations for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia as well as other countries.
  • Quirky events such as St. Stupid’s Day or Ugliest Dog Day.
  • Religious holidays and observations.

The goal of this editorial calendar, to be released on a quarterly basis, is to not only provide inspiration for your blog prompts but also to help you plan and pre-post at your genealogy blog.

Your feedback is welcome and your input will help develop a useful tool for the genealogy blogging community.

©2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, March 27, 2011

genealogy blogging beat

Today is Sunday, March 27, 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

  • Happy blogiversary to Beyond Fiction and New England Genealogy (both started March 27, 2007)!

Fearless Females

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 27 — Do you know the immigration story of one or more female ancestors? Do you have any passenger lists, passports, or other documentation? Interesting family stories?

Daily Blogging Prompts

Black Sheep Sunday – create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” Bring out your ne’er-do-wells, your cads, your black widows, your horse thieves and tell their stories. And don’t forget to check out the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG). This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

Church Record Sunday – describe a specific church record or a set of records held by a church or denomination and how they can assist genealogists. This is an ongoing series developed by Gena Philibert Ortega at Gena’s Genealogy.

Sentimental Sunday – discuss a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or maybe even a family tradition that touches you. This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers and was suggested by Renate Sanders at Into the Light.

Sunday’s Obituary – if you have obituaries of family members and ancestors, consider posting them along with other information about that person as part of Sunday’s Obituary. This is an ongoing series developed by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here.
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 – Crystal DeCanter; Tombstone Tuesday – Emma Grate.

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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? Steve Busecmi Ratings

Ratings for Who Do You Think You Are?

The overnight ratings for Season 2 Episode 6 of Who Do You Think You Are? with Steve Buscemi are up over Zap2It – TV by the Numbers and The Futon Critic:

NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? drew a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from its last new episode 3 weeks ago. (Zap2It)

The numbers are up slightly over the last original episode of WDYTYA (the Lionel Richie episode on March 4, 2011) and the Steve Buscemi episode now ranks 3rd in number of viewers (6.36 million). This isn’t bad considering the fact that the episode was broadcast opposite the NCAA basketball games.

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee