Today is Friday, March 1, 2013 and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:
Items of Note
- Happy blogiversary to Journey to the Past (started March 1, 2010) and to The Wandering Genealogist (started March 1, 2009).
- Today is Admission Day – Nebraska, Admission Day – Ohio, Data Backup Day, Irish-American Heritage Month begins, National Craft Month begins, National Women’s History Month begins, Peace Corps Day, St. David’s Day, and the Salem Witch Hysteria begins in 1692.
- Look for the Genealogy Blogging Events for the Week of March 1-8, 2013, later this morning.
Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month
March 1 — Do you have a favorite female ancestor? One you are drawn to or want to learn more about? Write down some key facts you have already learned or what you would like to learn and outline your goals and potential sources you plan to check.
Daily Blogging Prompts
Family Friends Friday – NEW! – We all have those friends of the family that are considered family. You know who . . . someone called “Uncle _________” or “Aunt ________,” a set of godparents, and their kids were called your cousins. These people are often not only an important part of our families but also important sources of genealogical information to us as the keepers of the family history. Tell us their stories on Family Friends Friday which is a daily blogging prompt suggested by John F.W. Goodwin of Remember When Genealogy.
Family Recipe Friday – is an opportunity to share your family recipes with fellow bloggers and foodies alike. Whether it’s an old-fashioned recipe passed down through generations, a recipe uncovered through your family history research, or a discovered recipe that embraces your ancestral heritage share them on Family Recipe Friday. This series was suggested by Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist.
Follow Friday – create a post in which you recommend another genealogy blogger, a specific blog post, a genealogy website or a genealogy resource. Tell us why they are important to the genealogy community and why we should follow. Follow Friday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers and was suggested by Earline Bradt of Ancestral Notes.
Friend of Friends Friday – if you have encountered records of enslaved ancestors, whether they are your own ancestors or not, make it a point to transcribe those records and get them posted on the Internet via your blog. Friend of Friends Friday is an important service to the genealogy community – both Leslie Ann of Ancestors Live Here and Greta of Greta’s Genealogy Bog have been posting to this series for some time now and their inspiration is much appreciated.
Friday Funny – have you come across something genealogy-related that makes you laugh or smile? Post images, stories, quotes and more during Friday Funny. Friday Funny is a daily blogging prompt suggested by Jennie Pak of They Came to Montana.
Friday’s Faces from the Past – NEW! – Have you come across photos with people and places that you can’t identify? Do you rescue “orphaned photos” at flea markets and antique shops? Or do you just want to tell the story behind a cherished family photo? Friday’s Faces from the Past is a way to highlight photos, of known ancestors or complete unknowns suggested by Smadar Belkin Gerson of Past-Present-Future.
Funeral Card Friday – do you have a collection of memorial cards for your ancestors or family members, the kind that funeral homes produce and give out to mourners? Post images of these cards and stories about the person memorialized during Funeral Card Friday. Funeral Card Friday has been an ongoing series by Dee at Funeral Cards & Genealogy.
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 – Paige Turner; Tombstone Tuesday – Pearl E. Gates.
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