Genealogy Conferences – 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy

52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy

Week #44 – Genealogy Conferences

Week 44: Genealogy Conferences. What was your best genealogy conference experience? Why is it so memorable in your mind? Who hosted the event? What did you learn from this experience? How does it impact your genealogy research today?

This week’s prompt runs from Sunday, October 28 through Saturday, November 3, 2012.

Here are the latest 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy posts from members of GeneaBloggers:


52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and others to discuss resources in the genealogy community including websites, applications, libraries, archives, genealogical societies and more. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

New Genealogy Blogs October 27, 2012

new genealogy blogs

There are 3 newly-discovered genealogy and family-history related blogs that we’ve located this week. Remember to try and help out these new blogs by:

  • using any follow feature listed on the blog
  • adding them to your blog reader
  • adding a comment on their blog saying “hi” and “welcome”

Here are this week’s new listings:

Out Of My Tree
Blog type: Canadian genealogy, Individual family history, Professional genealogist blog

I began compiling my family history as a teenager many years ago and have been researching ever since. About five years ago, I began studying methodology and taking courses on British and Canadian record groups from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies which is part of the Continuing Education Program at the University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto.

Because my grandparents on both sides of my family immigrated to Canada from England in the early twentieth century, most of my personal research has been in British records. Researching in England from Canada can present challenges because of the distance from the original records but technology is making the world a smaller place and researching across an ocean becomes easier every day. Client work has given me experience in many Canadian records as well.

The Genetic Arborist
Blog type: Individual family history

Australian based family history blog with tips and stories mainly about Australian and English ancestors.

Tufts Family Genealogy
Blog type: Individual family history

This blog is mostly about the Tufts family in America descended from Peter Tufts who came to Charlestown Massachusetts from England before 1638. I hope to share many great stories of Tufts families and individuals. I also will share things I have found on other Tufts families besides Peter’s many descendants. They include Tufft families from Ireland and other areas of England and those that remain to be discovered. I will also explore the many other families related to the Tufts and share their stories as well. Hopefully this will include the family of my wife (Toland), and Staples, Bakers and Cummings from my mother’s ancestry.

© 2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Genealogy Blogging Beat – Saturday, October 27, 2012

genealogy blogging beat

Today is Saturday, October 27, 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 Make a Difference Day and Navy Day (US).

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.

Society Saturday – Are you involved with a genealogical or historical society? Do you want to showcase their good works, projects and events? Society Saturday is a way to do that at your own genealogy blog. This prompt has been suggested by Dana of the Just Folks blog.

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.

Sympathy Saturday – While Funeral Card Friday and Sunday’s Obituary revolve around a clipping related to the death of an ancestor or relative, with Sympathy Saturday you can post about any aspect of the passing of a person. This is an ongoing series by Anne Kruszka at GeneNotes and Generational.

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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