Blog Action Day 2011

Blog Action Day 2011

Join GeneaBloggers and other genealogy bloggers as we participate in Blog Action Day 2011. We’ll join thousands of other bloggers writing about this year’s theme: food.

Past Participation

In October 2008, with the theme being poverty, the genealogy bloggers posted about how poverty had affected our ancestors and helped shape our family history.  My own example is posted here at Destination: Austin Family.  For 2009, many members of GeneaBloggers joined over 7,600 other bloggers and posted about the theme of climate change. And in 2010, with the theme of water, many of us discussed how water – too much or too little – impacted our family history.

Food and Your Ancestors

Now on October 16, 2011, it is your chance to participate. Using the topic of food, consider the role of food in your family’s history:

  • Was the lack of food, hunger and starvation a push or pull migration factor for your ancestors?
  • Were any of your ancestors farmers? What crops did they grow? Where did they farm?
  • Have you seen the migration of generations of your family to urban areas from the farming communities? What changes did this bring?
  • Have you documented changes in the types of food consumed by your family over the generations?
  • Do you have favorite recipes or stories about food and your family? Do you make certain dishes that are important to your heritage or culture?

How To Participate

To participate you must do the following before October 16, 2011:

  • Enter the URL of your blog and other information including your email address. Also, make sure you select the History category for your blog.
  • You will receive a confirmation email to which you must respond in order to register your blog.

Then on October 16, 2011, post about food. GeneaBloggers will display a special roll-up widget listing 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!

© 2011, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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