Today is Saturday, May 11, 2013 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:
Items of Note
- Happy blogiversary to Hylbom Family Ancestry Project (started May 11, 2012) and Al’s Polish-American Genealogy Research (started May 11, 2008).
- Today is Irving Berlin’s Birthday, Jamestown Day, Admission Day – Minnesota, National Babysitters Day, and National Windmill Day (Netherlands).
- Don’t forget! The list of newly-discovered genealogy blogs comes out later today here at GeneaBloggers.
Daily Blogging Prompts
Shopping Saturday – many families – especially busy working families – would perform their weekly shopping on Saturdays. Tell us about the various stores and vendors that your ancestors used to patronize. Or perhaps your ancestors had their own store? And don’t forget to also document your own memories of stores and shopping. This prompt has been suggested by Audrey Collins of The Family Recorder.
Sibling Saturday – NEW! – There’s often a special connection between siblings in a family. Tell their stories on Sibling Saturday, a daily blogging prompt suggested by Susan Mosey of Ancestry Binders.
Society Saturday – Are you involved with a genealogical or historical society? Do you want to showcase their good works, projects and events? Society Saturday is a way to do that at your own genealogy blog. This prompt has been suggested by Dana of the Just Folks blog.
Sorting Saturday – Any tips on how to go about sorting through a closet or box of stuff, what to do with what you find, organizing, supplies and tools you might need, etc. What about having to clean out a parent’s home once they’ve passed? This is an ongoing series by Michelle Goodrum at Turning of Generations.
Sports Center Saturday – do you have photos and stories about ancestors and their love of sports? Be it basketball or water polo or skeet shooting, tell their stories in your blog posts! Sports Center Saturday is a series suggested by Susan Petersen of Long Lost Relatives.
Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.
Sympathy Saturday – While Funeral Card Friday and Sunday’s Obituary revolve around a clipping related to the death of an ancestor or relative, with Sympathy Saturday you can post about any aspect of the passing of a person. This is an ongoing series by Anne Kruszka at GeneNotes and Generational.
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 – Carmen Dioxide; Tombstone Tuesday – Carrie Oakey.
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