Genealogy Blogging Events – Week of 12-19 December 2014

Get the latest news on genealogy blogging events for the week of 12-19 December 2014, right here 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!

Here are some upcoming dates to look out for so you can plan your genealogy and family history blog posts for next week:

  • 12 December: Our Lady of Guadalupe Day, Edvard Munch’s Birthday – Anniversary, Poinsettia Day and Frank Sinatra’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 13 December: Gingerbread Decorating Day, Korean Conflict Ends – Anniversary, Nanking Massacre – Anniversary, National Day of the Horse, and Feast of Saint Lucia.
  • 14 December: Admission Day – Alabama, Halcyon Days Begin, South Pole Discovery – Anniversary, and George Washington Death Anniversary
  • 15 December: Bill of Rights Day, Cat Herders Day, and Gone With The Wind Premiere – Anniversary.
  • 16 December: Jane Austen’s Birthday – Anniversary, Battle of the Bulge – 70th Anniversary, Battle of Nashville – 150th Anniversary, Beethoven’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Boston Tea Party – Anniversary.
  • 17 December: Chanukah, A Christmas Carol Published – Anniversary, and First Airplane Flight – Anniversary.
  • 18 December: Ty Cobb’s Birthday – Anniversary and Benjamin O. Davis’ Birthday – Anniversary
  • 19 December: The Music Man Premiere – Anniversary.

Continue reading

Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, 12 December 2014

Dec 12. A day to enjoy poinsettias and to honor Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, the American diplomat who introduced into the US the Central American plant that is named for him. Poinsett was born at Charleston, SC, Mar 2, 1799. He also served as a member of Congress and as secretary of war. He died near Statesburg, SC, Dec 12, 1851. The poinsettia has become a favorite Christmas season plant.
Today is Friday, 12 December 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Our Lady of Guadalupe Day, Edvard Munch’s Birthday – Anniversary, Poinsettia Day and Frank Sinatra’s Birthday – Anniversary.

Continue reading

Laura Bush and Daughter Jenna to Keynote – RootsTech 2015

RootsTech 2015 attendees will get to hear firsthand how one of the nation’s most famous families celebrates their family across generations.  RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today that former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager will be the keynote speakers during the Friday morning general session on February 13, 2015.

RootsTech 2015 attendees will get to hear firsthand how one of the nation’s most famous families celebrates their family across generations.  RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world, announced today that former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager will be the keynote speakers during the Friday morning general session on February 13, 2015.

The former First Lady will talk about life in the White House and the importance of family during those eight years, as well as reflect on the difficult days following September 11th. Jenna Bush Hager will join her mother onstage for a fireside chat where they will share family stories as a new mother and grandmother.

FamilySearch CEO, Dennis Brimhall, is excited to welcome the Bush family. ”As we celebrate families across generations this year, I can’t think of more fitting guests to have join us.  This will be quite memorable.” FamilySearch is the host organization for RootsTech.

Hager currently works as a contributor for NBC’s The Today Show and editor-at-large for Southern Livingmagazine. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with her daughter, Margaret Laura “Mila” Hager.

In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother, Mrs. Bush is a best-selling author, founder of theNational Book Festival in Washington D.C. and Chair of the Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute.  Laura Bush served as First Lady while her husband, George W. Bush was President of the United States from 2001-2009.  Her father-in-law, George H.W. Bush was President of the United States from 1989-1993.

Visit RootsTech.org and reserve your seat to hear Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush Hager.  Passes start at just $19.