GeneaBloggers Events July 5 – July 11, 2009

Here is a list of events, memes and goings-on in the world of geneablogging and what’s happening in the coming week:

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

The deadline for submissions for the 14th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture is  Friday, July 10, 2009.  The theme is vacation spots either in Ireland or with an Irish flavor.  This edition will be published by Colleen Degnan Johnson on her blog CMJ Office.

Also with a deadline of Friday, July 10, 2009 is the 15th Edition of Smile for the Camera.   Submissions can be made here and the theme is ‘They Worked Hard For Their Money’ – include photos of the professions of your ancestors and write about their occupations.

Wondering how to participate in a blog carnival? Check out this post from Facebook Bootcamp for GeneaBloggers.

Geneabloggers Group on Facebook

Great news – we are now more than 600 members over at GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook.  We’ve  grown to 608 members to be exact! Check out Genea-Bloggers group listing on Facebook. And if you haven’t visited lately review the latest post on Our 4 Key Names where members are listing surnames.

If you know anyone who blogs about their genealogy or family history and you think they might benefit from membership in Geneabloggers please let me know and send me their email info!

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt

Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #27:  Visit the graves of local celebrities. Talk about their lives. The word “celebrity” is used very loosely here. Just do some research and you’ll find some fascinating people buried within. Tell your readers about these past lives and they’ll be hooked on your blog.

Thanks to Amy Coffin at We Tree for the inspiration!

Geneabloggers Calendar

Remember we have Black Sheep SundayMadness MondayTombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday as regular ongoing memes! And don’t forget to check out other upcoming events at the new Geneabloggers Calendar. This is the same Google calendar that has been in existence for quite some time. And if you subscribe to the calendar you’ll receive email reminders of events.

copyright 2009, Thomas MacEntee

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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