Genealogy Blogging Beat – Thursday, 19 January 2017

JOPLIN, JANIS: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. Jan 19, 1943. Possibly the most highly regarded white female blues singer of all time, Janis Joplin was born at Port Arthur, TX. Joplin’s appearance with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Monterey International Pop Festival in August 1967 launched her to superstar status. Among her recording hits were “Get It While You Can,” “Piece of My Heart” and “Ball and Chain.” She died of a heroin overdose Oct 4, 1970, at Hollywood, CA, at the age of 27.

JOPLIN, JANIS: BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. Jan 19, 1943. Possibly the most highly regarded white female blues singer of all time, Janis Joplin was born at Port Arthur, TX. Joplin’s appearance with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Monterey International Pop Festival in August 1967 launched her to superstar status. Among her recording hits were “Get It While You Can,” “Piece of My Heart” and “Ball and Chain.” She died of a heroin overdose Oct 4, 1970, at Hollywood, CA, at the age of 27.


Today is Thursday, 19 January 2017, and here is what’s available in terms of genealogy blogging and other related events in the Genealogy Blogging world:

Genealogy Blogging Items of Note

  • Today: Paul Cezanne’s Birthday – Anniversary, John R. Johnson’s Birthday – Anniversary, Janis Joplin’s Birthday – Anniversary, Robert E. Lee’s Birthday – Anniversary, and Edgar Allen Poe’s Birthday – Anniversary.

Continue reading

GeneaBloggers Celebrates Eight Years!

GeneaBloggers, the community resource for genealogy and family history blogging, turns eight years old on January 18, 2017

GeneaBloggers Celebrates Eight Years!

And then, we were eight.  Back in 2009, GeneaBloggers started with a listing of 400 genealogy and family history blogs. We now have over 3,400 blogs listed as we celebrate our 8th blogiversary today!

GeneaBloggers History

GeneaBloggers is an online community resource listing genealogy and family history blogs from all over the world. Blogs are listed when they are submitted by the owner of the blog or by one of their readers. The only qualification is that the blog have current articles and that it be focused on genealogy and family history.

Why Blogs?

Well very often as genealogists we need a way to write the stories of our ancestors and to write our own stories about how we found them.  Each day there are close to 500 articles created by our members who write up their research finds, post photos and documents, share the latest resources (online and offline), publicize webinars and events and generally just share their infectious enthusiasm for genealogy and family history.

Facts and Figures About GeneaBloggers

GeneaBloggers was started on January 18, 2009 by Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional, author and educator who realized the need for a community of genealogy bloggers.

In addition there have been over 6,300 different articles posted at GeneaBloggers and the GeneaBloggers site averages 1.5 million views each month, including those reading via RSS feed readers.

How Can You Use the Resources at GeneaBloggers?

Even if you don’t have your own blog, you can search for your surnames across all 3,400+ blogs by clicking Search All Blogs at the top of the page. Also, check out Blog Resources which lists over links to sites about starting your own genealogy blog, managing your blog, and more.

If you are a blogger, click Suggest A Blog to submit your blog to be included at the GeneaBloggers site.  In addition, check out the About page for info on how to participate in various GeneaBloggers events such as the Daily Blogging Prompts.

©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.

GeneaBloggers – Member Mailing List

Sign up for the GeneaBloggers mailing list

GeneaBloggers – Member Mailing List

I’ve been pondering the creation of a special mailing list just for member bloggers who have their blog list here at GeneaBloggers. 

The list will be used to update you on genealogy conferences and social events where bloggers are meeting up, blogging issues esp. technical issues and any changes to the GeneaBloggers website. In addition, if a vendor has a special offer for bloggers including affiliate marketing, I may pass these on to you via email. The intent of the list is to make sure that you have the tools to succeed when it comes to genealogy blogging.

Use the form below or click here. Remember to add your blog topics separated by commas!

GeneaBloggers Member Blog Mailing List

* indicates required






Email Format


©2017, copyright Thomas MacEntee. All rights reserved.