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 the new season of Who Do You Think You Are? starting tonight, Friday, February 4, 2011 at 8:00pm EST/ 7:00 pm CST on NBC. Tonight’s episode features Vanessa Williams and her Tennessee ancestors. And next week: Tim McGraw! You ladies will need your smelling salts, I know!
RootsTech Starts Next Week
RootsTech – A New Family History and Technology Conference begins on Thursday, February 10, 2011. Over 30 genealogy bloggers – all member sof GeneaBloggers – will be present. We will be carrying three entire days of live blogging reporting and Twitter feeds right here on the front page of GeneaBloggers. And take a look below at the Speaker’s Calendar to see which of your favorite genealogy bloggers are presenting at RootsTech
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 (like Working Naked Day which was February 1st). Here are some dates next week to look out for so you can plan your blog posts for next week:
- February 5: Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, World Nutella Day, Save Libraries Day (UK), Constitution Day (MX)
- Week of February 6-12: Jello-O Week, Just Say No To Powerpoint Week
- February 6: Ronald Reagan’s Birthday (US), Super Bowl Day (US), Waitangi Day (NZ)
- February 7: Charles Dickens Day (UK)
- February 8: Boy Scout Day
- February 9: National Stop Bullying Day (US)
- February 10: Umbrella Day
- February 11: National Inventor’s Day (US), White T-Shirt Day, Satisfied Staying Single Day
Genealogy Blog Carnivals
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 1,426 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 6: Radio and Television. What was your favorite radio or television show from your childhood? What was the program about and who was in it?
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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