Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, May 31, 2012

genealogy blogging beat

Today is Thursday, May 31, 2012, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today is National Spelling Bee (US) and World No Tobacco Day.

Daily Blogging Prompts

Thankful Thursday – Create a post that expresses gratitude for a person (past or present), resource, family history tool or anything connected to you or your and family history that has had a positive impact on your life. This prompt has been suggested by Carolyn Murphy of Family Tree Gal and has been in use by Mary Warren of Mary’s Musings for the past year.

 

Thrifty Thursday – do you have some neat ways of saving money when it comes to genealogy? Have you located a bargain on some research resource or office supply? Post about it during Thrifty Thursday! This series has been suggested by Judy Webster of Queensland Genealogy.

 
Thriller Thursday – Are there murders, bizarre accidents or other thrilling stories among your family history? Tell us about them through words and pictures during Thriller Thursday. This is an ongoing series by Anne Kruszka at Gene Notes.

 Those Places Thursday – do you often think back to places where you lived and worked at one time? What about those places where your ancestors spent time? Post about “those places” with photos and stories on Those Places Thursday. This has been an ongoing series by Cheryl Palmer of Heritage Happens.

 Treasure Chest Thursday – create a post with the main focus being a family treasure, an heirloom or even an every-day item important to your family. A special thanks to Leslie Ann Ballou of Lost Family Treasures for suggesting Treasure Chest Thursday as a daily blogging theme!

 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 – Anita Bath; Tombstone Tuesday – Aleta Buffet.

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

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2013 Registration Opens Saturday, June 2, 2012

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy 2013

Each year, genealogists from around the world await with anticipation the opening of registration for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Why? Well many of the courses have limited space and fill up within minutes.  Let me say that rock concert tickets sales have nothing on SLIG registration . . . each year we find out that a specific course took 6 minutes or less to be sold out.

So don’t be left out!  SLIG 2013 will take place January 14-18, 2013 in Salt Lake City and conveniently located at the Downtown Salt Lake City Radisson.  Click here for more information on how to register, accommodations and more. Registration opens at 9:00 am MOUNTAIN Time on Saturday, June 2, 2012.

I will be coordinating a track entitled “A Genealogist’s Guide to the Internet Galaxy” which will focus on how to use online tools to further your genealogy research.  Instructors will include Josh Taylor, Kimberly Powell, Paula Stuart-Warren, Michael Hait, Richard G. Sayre and Pamela Boyer Sayre and yours truly, Thomas MacEntee.

If you’ve enjoyed any of my webinars, you’ll enjoy this program that I’ve helped put together:

  • An Introduction To Genealogy Blogs (Thomas MacEntee)
  • Clustering and More: Maximizing Your Online Searches (D. Joshua Taylor)
  • Creating an Online Family History Workspace (Thomas MacEntee)
  • Evernote for Genealogists (Thomas MacEntee)
  • Facebook for Genealogists (Thomas MacEntee)
  • Google Earth (Richard G. Sayre and Pamela Boyer Sayre)
  • Google Tools for Genealogists (Thomas MacEntee)
  • Managing Your Research Using Google Docs (Thomas MacEntee)
  • Lineage Organizations Online: Resources for Non-Members, Too (Paula Stuart-Warren)
  • Mobile Apps for Genealogists (Kimberly Powell)
  • Online Collaboration with Other Researchers (Thomas MacEntee)
  • Online Newspaper Research (Kimberly Powell)
  • Online Federal Records (Michael Hait)
  • Online State Resources for Genealogy: Beyond Ancestry and FamilySearch (Michael Hait)
  • Sources for Family History Books Online (Kimberly Powell)
  • Staying Safe Online (Thomas MacEntee)
  • They’re Alive – Searching for Living Persons (Thomas MacEntee)
  • Tips for Finding Stubborn Ancestors in Genealogy Databases (Kimberly Powell)
  • Twitter – It’s Not Just What’s for Breakfast Anymore (Thomas MacEntee)
  • Utilizing Social Networks for Genealogy Research (Thomas MacEntee)
And there will be added activities including social events and the chance to network with other genealogists at SLIG 2013.
Hopefully I’ll see you in Salt Lake City next January!

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, May 30, 2012

genealogy blogging beat

Today is Wednesday, May 30, 2012, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

Daily Blogging Prompts

Wedding Wednesday – a great way to display those old wedding photos or scan wedding invitations and announcements! Suggested by Carol of Reflections from the Fence and in use by several genealogy bloggers.

Wednesday’s Child – Post photos of gravestones of children. A sad topic indeed but posts can give life to the stories of these young souls. This has been an ongoing series by Amy at Gravestoned.

Wisdom Wednesday – an alternative to Wordless Wednesday for those who just can’t post without words! Create a post in which you share words of wisdom about any number of things including weddings, marriage, children, work, and so on.  A post  could include such things as favorite sayings of grannies, superstitions, that sort of thing.  Words of wisdom should have their origins in the past and have been passed on from generation to generation. Wisdom Wednesday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers suggested by Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman of On a Flesh and Bone Foundation: An Irish History.

Wordless Wednesday – a great way to share your old family photos! Create a post with the main focus being a photograph or image. Some posters also include attribute information as to the source of the image (date, location, owner, etc.). Wordless Wednesday is one of the longest running “memes” in the blogosphere and is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

Workday Wednesday – a way to document your ancestors’ occupations (they weren’t all farmers), transcripts of SS-5s, photos and stories of ancestors at work, announcements of retirements, etc. This prompt has been suggested by Denise Spurlock of the Denise’s Life in the Past Lane and Reflecting on Genealogy blogs.

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 – Juan Nightstand; Tombstone Tuesday – Bessie Mae Mucho.

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

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee