Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:
Genealogy Blogging Beat
We listened to your comments and input for a better variety of Daily Blogging Prompts and we’ve developed a daily Genealogy Blogging Beat post! Each day brings at least four different Daily Blogging Prompts! Let us know what you think in the comments!
California Family History Expo
Don’t forget that many genealogy bloggers are either attending or speaking at the California Family History Expo in Pleasanton, California on Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9, 2010. If you can’t attend, follow all the news here at GeneaBloggers beginning on Friday, October 8th.
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 1,260 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 To Better Genealogy
Amy Coffin of the fabulous We Tree blog, has done it again. Last year, Amy developed a series of 52 Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompts which kept folks very busy and forced them to look at many different aspects of their genealogy.
Now Amy brings us 52 Weeks To Better Genealogy: a series of weekly prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty.
- Week 41: Review message board posts that pertain to your genealogy interests, or in your local area. One of the best places to browse lists is the RootsWeb index page that’s part of Ancestry.com. Use this week to browse some lists and see the types of questions that are being asked. If you’re very familiar with RootsWeb, return to some of the lists you haven’t visited in a while. Some queries are written better than others, so note what information you think is essential to a good discussion post. Blog authors can discuss any aspect of message boards and their posts with readers.
We’ll list a new challenge each Saturday which should be completed by the following Friday.
And remember – as Amy says – these should be fun exercises! Don’t feel that you have to participate each week, nor should you beat yourself up if you miss one or more challenges. We all have so much that we want to accomplish – let alone what we want to accomplish with our genealogy blogs. This series should be one which, by the end of 2010, helps you to be a better genealogist.
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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