Genealogy Blogging Events Week 31 January – 7 February 2014

Upcoming Events at GeneaBloggers

Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

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:

  • 31 January: Chinese New Year Begins and First Social Security Check Issued – Anniversary.
  • 1 February: Black History Month begins, Library Lovers’ Month begins, Spunky Old Broads Month begins, Clark Gable birthday, Data Backup Day, First car insurance issued, GI Joe Introduced, Greensboro Sit In Anniversary, Late Night with David Letterman premieres, National Freedom Day, National Wear Red Day, and Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster.
  • 2 February: Candlemas, Groundhog Day, and New Amsterdam (NYC) incorporated.
  • 3 February: 15th Amendment Day, Elizabeth Blackwell birthday, Income Tax – Anniversary, Super Bowl Sunday , The Day The Music Died – 55th Anniversary.
  • 4 February: Facebook’s Birthday, Rosa Parks’ Birthday – Anniversary, USO Day and World Cancer Day..
  • 5 February: Weatherman’s Day and World Nutella Day.
  • 6 February: Admission Day (Massachusetts), Ronald Reagan Birthday, and Waitangi Day (NZ).
  • 7 February: Charles Dickens Day, Laura Ingalls Wilder Day, Winter Olympiad XXII Games Begin, Working Naked Day.

Happy Blogiversary!

Geneabloggers Happy Blogiversary

If your blog anniversary is coming up soon, make sure it gets on our GeneaBloggers calendar! Remember to send your blog anniversary info to GeneaBloggers.

Genealogy Conferences and Events

Conference Keepers

Conference Keeper is the resource to help you keep track of upcoming conferences on the national, state and local level! You can also learn more about call for paper and exhibitor deadlines and more! GeneaBloggers is proud to partner with Conference Keeper to make sure the genealogy community has the latest information on genealogy and family history related conferences in one convenient online location.

Genealogy Webinars This Week


From the GeneaWebinars site:

“We provide information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 35 with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. If you’d like to join the calendar to post your organization’s events, just drop a note to”

For more information on genealogy webinars check out GeneaWebinars and thanks to DearMYRTLE for all her hard work in making this resource available!

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.