Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:
Who Do You Think You Are? Season 2
Don’t forget to tune in to Who Do You Think You Are? tonight, Friday, April 1, 2011 at 8:00pm EST/ 7:00 pm CST on NBC. Tonight’s episode features actress Gwyneth Paltrow and the search for her paternal grandfather.
Another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio will be broadcast this evening, Friday, April 1, 2011 starting at 10PM EST, 9PM CST, 8PM MST and 7PM PST! The two hour show will focus on Jewish genealogy and how to get started searching your roots. For details on how you can listen and even use the chat room, click here.
Data Backup Day – April 1, 2011
Don’t be an April Fool this year when it comes to genealogy data backups! Don’t forget that the first day of each month has been designated as Data Backup Day – and here are some great resources to get you started. Post about how you backup your data (or don’t backup your data) and we’ll carry your post here at GeneaBloggers on April 1st!
Daze of the Week!
Some of you may or may have not 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:
- April 1: April Fool’s Day, St. Stupid’s Day
- April 2: International Pillow Fight Day
- April 3: Pony Express Day (US)
- Week of April 3-8: National Blue Ribbon Week (US)
- April 4: World Rat Day
- April 5: National Deep Dish Pizza Day (US), One Day Without Shoes Day (US)
- April 6: Army Day (US), New Beers Eve (US), Tartan Day (US)
- April 7:ASPCA Day (US), National Beer Day (US), No Housework Day, World Health Day
- April 8: Buddha’s Birthday
Genealogy Blog Carnivals
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
We are now at 1,520 members this week at GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook. If you know anyone who blogs about their genealogy or family history and you think they might benefit from membership in Geneabloggers please tell them about our Facebook group!
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 14. Spring. What was spring like where and when you grew up? Describe not only the climate, but how the season influenced your activities, food choices, etc.
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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