ConferenceKeeper & Geneabloggers proclaim February 1 as #GenealogySelfie Day

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The genealogy community is a friendly and rather social bunch. They share knowledge, information, documents, research triumphs and struggles, joys, sorrows – even pictures of cats. So why not selfies? Chances are good that if you’re on Facebook or Twitter, you have a hefty number of “genealogy” friends – many that you probably have never met in person, but regularly interact with through Likes, Shares, and Comments on one another’s posts. Peruse your list of “genealogy’ friends and you’ll most likely find that many use a photo of an ancestor, or a baby picture, as their profile pic. It adds quite the variety to your friends list, but you wouldn’t know them if you ran into them in the vendor hall at a conference, or sat next to them at a workshop. And with RootsTech just around the corner, there’s an opportunity to possibly run into thousands of them in person!

ConferenceKeeper and Geneabloggers are delighted to offer a solution. They are officially proclaiming February 1st as #GenealogySelfie Day – a day for social folks who love genealogy to snap a picture of themselves and share it on Facebook and/or Twitter with the hashtag #GenealogySelfie. It will be fun to put faces to names, and increase the chances of recognizing one another at RootsTech and other upcoming events and conferences.

Join in the fun for the first ever #GenealogySelfie Day on February 1.

About Conference Keeper: Growing since 2012, ConferenceKeeper.org is a website dedicated to curating and calendaring genealogy and family history conference details. Events are posted on the Calendar tab, as well as under the specific page of their location. Along with a listing of events, those pages also include links to useful research websites specific to each location, including genealogical and historical societies, archives, and other helpful information. See: http://www.conferencekeeper.org.

GeneaBloggers is an online community resource listing over 3,000 genealogy and family history blogs 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. See: http://www.geneabloggers.com.

GeneaBloggers Celebrates Seven Years!

GeneaBloggers, the community resource for genealogy and family history blogging, turns seven years old on January 18, 2016

And then, we were seven.  Has time really flown by that fast? It was only yesterday that GeneaBloggers started with a listing of 400 genealogy and family history blogs. And on last year’s blogiversary we had 3,500 blogs listed – so we’ve grown by almost 1,000 blogs in a year! We are celebrating our 7th blogiversary today so here’s a gift for you: a brief history of GeneaBloggers.

GeneaBloggers History

GeneaBloggers is an online community resource listing over 4,500 genealogy and family history blogs 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 those seven years, the site has grown to include over 4,500 blogs from all over the world.

In addition there have been over 5,400 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 4,500+ 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.

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