Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:
Another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio will be broadcast this evening, Friday, May 13, 2011 starting at 10PM EDT, 9PM CDT, 8PM MDT and 7PM PDT! The two hour show will focus on genealogy conferences. For details on how you can listen and even use the chat room, click here.
Daze of the Week!
Some of you may have noticed that in each Genealogy Blogging Beat we now feature national holidays and some of the more offbeat holidays. Here are some dates next week to look out for so you can plan your blog posts for next week:
- May 13: Blame Someone Else Day, Friday the 13th, Frog Jumping Day
- May 14: National Chicken Dance Day (US), The Stars and Stripes Forever Day (US)
- May 15: International Day of Families, National Pizza Day (US), Peace Officers Memorial Day (US)
- Week of May 15-20: National Bike to Work Week (US), National Police Week (US)
- May 16: Biographer’s Day, National Sea Monkey Day (US)
- May 17: National Famine Memorial Day (IRL)
- May 18: International Museum Day, Mother Whistler Day, Turn Beauty Inside Out Day
- May 19: Boys Club Day
- May 20: Eliza Doolittle Day, National Bike to Work Day, Rhubarb Day
Genealogy Webinars This Week
For more information on genealogy webinars check out GeneaWebinars.
Genealogy Conferences This Week
View upcoming genealogy conferences in the United States and across the globe at the group of calendars at GeneaBloggers. If you know of an upcoming expo or conference that should be on the GeneaBloggers conference calendar, send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appearances By GeneaBloggers Members
GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook
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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History
52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.
Week 20. Fame. Tell us about any local brushes with fame. Were you ever in the newspaper? Why? You may also describe any press mentions of your family members.
We’ll list a new challenge each Saturday which should be completed by the following Friday.
And don’t forget to check out other upcoming events at the 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.
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