In October 2008, with the theme being poverty, the genealogy bloggers convinced the folks at Blog Action Day to create a “genealogy’ category so we could participate. Many of us posted about how poverty had affected our ancestors and helped shape our family history. My own example is posted here at Destination: Austin Family.
Climate Change and Your Ancestors
Now on October 15, 2009, it is your chance to participate. Post about how climate impacted your ancestors: Did they move to find more favorable climates? Were they victims of the Dust Bowl during the Great Depression? Have your parents or grandparents discussed how the climate has changed in the past 25 or 50 years?
How To Participate
To participate you must do the following before October 15, 2009:
- Go to http://www.blogactionday.org and click Register Your Blog.
- Enter the URL of your blog and other information including your email address. Also, make sure you select the Genealogy category for your blog.
- You will receive a confirmation email to which you must respond in order to register your blog.
- Then go to the Badges page and grab a badge to display on your blog and let others know you’ll be part of Blog Action Day.
Then on October 15, 2009, post about climate change. GeneaBloggers will display a special blog widget noting all the related posts from GeneaBloggers members.
This is a great way to interact with others in the blogging community, especially those outside of the genealogy world!
© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee