This is a weekly feature which will document some of the geneablogger happenings.
Geneabloggers Group on Facebook
We’ve added 6 new members for a total of 373 members but the count is a bit misleading since we lost quite a few members who cancelled their Facebook accounts due to the issues surrounding Facebook’s Terms of Service (see below).
Check out Genea-Bloggers group listing on Facebook. 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!
Genealogy Blog Carnivals
16th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy over at Jessica’s Genejournal with entries due on Sunday, February 22nd.
1st Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival hosted by the Association of Graveyard Rabbits with entries due on Wednesday, February 25th.
Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt
Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #7: Share your holiday traditions. How did you spend the 4th of July? Did the fire truck ever come to your house on Thanksgiving? Share your memories of all holidays, not just the December ones.
Don’t forget the upoming Scanfest this Sunday, February 22nd from 11am – 2pm Pacific time. If you’ve never participated in Scanfest and want to learn how to scan photos and documents along with a lively group discussion via instant messaging, then join Miriam and her gang of merry scanners on Sunday!
Note: a new chat format will be used beginning this Sunday and past participants of Scanfest are urged to read more about it and give it a test run before Sunday!
What Facebook attempted to do – but backed down by week’s end due to a high number of account deletions and bad press – is radical when compared to the terms of service of other major Internet sites such as Google, Yahoo, etc.
To read all the posts by geneabloggers who have had something to say about the recent Facebook flap, click here.