Today is Sunday, March 31, 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 Bits and Pieces (started March 31, 2008) and to From Helen Smith’s Keyboard (started March 31, 2011).
- Today is Bunsen Burner Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Daylight Savings Time begins (EU, UK), Easter Sunday, and the Eiffel Tower anniversary.
- Jim Sanders at Hidden Genealogy Nuggets has started a new weekly blogging prompt series entitled Genealogy By The States. Click here to read more. This week’s prompt: Rhode Island.
Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month
March 31 — Pick one female ancestor and write a mini-profile (500 words or less).
Daily Blogging Prompts
Black Sheep Sunday – create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” Bring out your ne’er-do-wells, your cads, your black widows, your horse thieves and tell their stories. And don’t forget to check out the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG). This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.
NEW! Census Sunday – State & Federal census sheets are filled with information for genealogists. Both the population & non-population schedules give us insights into the lives of our ancestors. What have you found that is Surprising? Reassuring? Bewildering? Census Sunday is a daily blogging prompt suggested by Colleen Pasquale of Leaves and Branches.
Church Record Sunday – describe a specific church record or a set of records held by a church or denomination and how they can assist genealogists. This is an ongoing series developed by Gena Philibert Ortega at Gena’s Genealogy.
Sentimental Sunday – discuss a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or maybe even a family tradition that touches you. This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers and was suggested by Renate Sanders at Into the Light.
Sunday’s Obituary – if you have obituaries of family members and ancestors, consider posting them along with other information about that person as part of Sunday’s Obituary. This is an ongoing series developed by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here.
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 – Crystal DeCanter; Tombstone Tuesday – Emma Grate.
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