Got Cookies? Submit Your Recipe!


GeneaBloggers is issuing a “call for recipes” for its upcoming Holiday 2009 edition of the GeneaBloggers cookbook.  Now is the time to gather those favorite holiday recipes along with any photos and stories that help illustrate how important the recipe was to your family.

Besides creating posts over at your own genealogy or family history related blog, you must use our Submit A Recipe form to make sure yours are included in the Holiday 2009 GeneaBloggers cookbook.  The deadline is 11:00 pm on Friday, December 4, 2009.

As an added incentive, each recipe submitted will become an entry in our Holiday 2009 Recipe Contest!  One winner will be drawn at random on Monday, December 7, 2009 for a Williams-Sonoma gift card – retail value $25 US.  See the contest rules for complete details.

A PDF version of the cookbook will appear here at GeneaBloggers the week of December 7th – in color and fully printable or you can email it to friends and family.

So if you’ve got recipes for Christmas cookies, Hanukkah potato latkes, your favorite Kwanzaa dish or even for what you serve at Festivus, dig them out, post about them and then submit them in the Holiday 2009 Recipe Contest.

Note: the recipe form was created using EmailMeForm.

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

A Day To Remember Veterans 2009

in flanders field

Today, November 11th, is when many pause to remember the service that men and women in the armed forces have provided in the service of their country.  Here in the United States the day is marked as Veterans Day and serves to thank those who served.  In other countries such as Canada, the UK, and others the day is known as Remembrance Day in honor of those who fought and died in service to their countries.

Take a moment today not only to reflect about your ancestors and living relatives who gave their service in the armed forces, but consider posting their stories at your genealogy blog.

The latest posts from GeneaBloggers member blogs related to Remembrance Day and Veterans Day are listed below.

Photo: In Flanders Fields by Workaholic Mimir on flickr.  Used under Creative Commons 3.0 license.

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee

Resources For Free Icons For Your Blog Or Website


Icons can really make a difference in terms of “tricking out” your genealogy blog or website.  The main problem is how to find icons that truly are free and don’t require purchase, royalties or attribution.

Below is GeneaBloggers‘ updated list of free icon resources.  Please read the information at each site carefully – for some, icons are only free if you are using a Creative Commons license or if used on a non-commercial site.  It is your duty to understand the Terms of Service and usage rules for each set of icons.

  • Excellent Search Engines You Should Visit to Find High Quality Icons (via smash!ng apps)
  • (in French but searches in English work)

© 2009, copyright Thomas MacEntee