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, April 29, 2011 starting at 10PM EDT, 9PM CDT, 8PM MDT and 7PM PDT! The two hour show will focus on British genealogy. For details on how you can listen and even use the chat room, click here.
Data Backup Day – May 1, 2011
The past few weeks have seen devastating weather especially tornadoes here in the United States. Besides making sure your family is prepared for any disaster, what about your genealogy data? 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 May 1st!
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:
- April 29: Arbor Day (US), National Hairball Awareness Day (US), Royal Wedding (UK), World Dance Day
- April 30: Beltane, Bugs Bunny Day, Eeyore’s Birthday, Walpurgis Night
- May 1: Labour Day, May Day, Lei Day (US – HI), Moving Day (US – NY)
- Week of May 2-6: National Pet Week (US) begins
- May 2: Roberts Rules of Order Day
- May 3: National Two-Different Colored Shoes Day (US)
- May 4: Star Wars Day
- May 5: Cinco De Mayo, National Day of Prayer (US)
- May 6: International No Diet 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
We are now at 1,547 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 18. Weather. Do you have any memorable weather memories from your childhood? How did your family cope and pass the time with adverse weather? When faced with bad weather in the present day, what do you do when you’re stuck at home?
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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