Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:
- Nick Gombash’s Genealogy Blog celebrates its 2nd anniversary on Saturday 13 February 2010. If you have Hungarian ancestry you must go check out Nick’s blog!
- Where I Come From celebrates its 1st anniversary on Sunday 14 February 2010. Check out Robin’s neat blog!
- Granny’s Genealogy celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Monday 15 February 2010. Go wish Granny Pam congratulations!
- Jackson County Journal celebrates its 2nd anniversary also on Monday 15 February 2010. Check out this great Indiana genealogy site!
GeneaBlogger 2010 Winter Games
With the approaching “winter event” in Vancouver, Canada, we’ve decided to host a new version of the games – the GeneaBlogger 2010 Winter Games.
Again, like all GeneaBlogger activities there is no pressure or requirement that you participate - this is a spectator sport as much as anything!
The GB Games start today 12 February 2010 and run through Saturday 27 February 2010. Check it out at http://www.geneabloggers.com/winter-2010-geneabloggers-games/.
Genealogy Blog Carnivals
- The 8th Edition of the Carnival of Canadian Genealogy is accepting submissions through Sunday 14 February 2010. The theme for this edition is: Winter Sports in the Great White North.
- The 26th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy is accepting submissions through Thursday 18 February 2010. This edition is a true “carousel” meaning posts can be about any subject related to Central and Eastern European genealogy.
Genealogy Conferences This Week
- The RootsMagic Cruise takes place beginning Sunday 14 February 2010 when it sails out of Miami, FL for the Western Carribean.
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
- Wednesday, 17 February 2010, Stephen J. Danko of Steve’s Genealogy Blog will appear in San Mateo, CA at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Steve will be presenting Genealogy Gadgets and Gizmos: New Technology to Help in Your Research.
GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook
Great news – we have broken the 921 member barrier are now at 906 members over 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 7: Play with Google Maps. This is a helpful tool for determining the locations of addresses in your family history. Where your ancestral homestead once stood may now be a warehouse, a parking lot or a field. Perhaps the house is still there. When you input addresses in Google Maps, don’t forget to use the Satellite View and Street View options for perspectives that put you were right there where your ancestors once stood. If you’ve used this tool before, take sometime and play with it again. Push all the buttons, click all the links and devise new ways it can help with your personal genealogy research. If you have a genealogy blog, write about your experiences with Google Maps, or suggest similar easy (and free) tools that have helped in your own research.
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.
Check out Sentimental Sunday, Madness Monday, Tombstone Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Treasure Chest Thursday, Follow Fridayand Surname Saturday which can help you come up with ideas each day of the week for blog posts! 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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