Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:
There are usually lots of blog anniversaries in early January since many people set New Year’s resolutions to start a genealogy blog.
- Tina Sansone of Gtownma’s Genealogy celebrates two years on Friday, 8 January 2010.
- Blanton Family Roots and Branches celebrates its first birthday on Saturday, 9 January 2010. Stop by and say hello and best wishes to Debbie!
- Another first anniversary – for Who Will Tell Their Story – on Tuesday, 12 January 2010. Take a look at this orphan photo blog run by Julie Cahill Tarr.
- Can you believe it’s been a year already? Gini Webb of Ginisology celebrates a first anniversary on 15 Friday 2010.
- Orations of OMcHodoy celebrates its second blogiversary on Friday, 15 January 2010. Happy anniversary Colleen!
Genealogy Blog Carnivals
Genealogy Conferences This Week
- The 2010 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) will be held 11-15 Jan 2010 in Salt Lake City, Utah at the downtown Radisson Hotel located at 215 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah.
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
- Saturday, 9 January 2010 – Jean Wilcox Hibben, of Circlemending, is appearing at the San Diego Genealogical Society in San Diego, CA. Jean will be teaching “Clue to Clue,” “Deliveries in the Rear,” “Communicating in Your Ancestors’ Homeland,” “Appalachian Ancestors.”
- Saturday, 9 January 2010 – Jean Wilcox Hibben, of Circlemending, is appearing at the Sun City Genealogical Society in Palm Desert, CA. Jean will be teaching “County Websites.”
- Beginning Monday, 11 January 2010 – Paula Stuart-Warren of Paula’s Genealogical Eclectica will be teaching at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in Salt Lake City, UT. Paula will be teaching a week-long course American Records and Research.
- Tuesday, 12 Tuesday 2010, Karen Krugman of Genealogy Frame of Mind will appear at the Algonac Public Library in Algonac, MI. Karen will be presenting Blogging to Blog.
- Wednesday, 13 Tuesday 2010, Karen Krugman of Genealogy Frame of Mind will appear at the Redford Township Genealogical Society in Redford, MI. Karen will be presenting STUMBLE.
- Thursday, 14 Wednesday 2010, Karen Krugman of Genealogy Frame of Mind will appear at the Ford Genealogy Club in Dearborn, MI. Karen will be presentingColor Your Ancestor Alive!
GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook
Great news – we are now at 843 members over at GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook. There is a good discussion about Legacy Family Tree going on right now. 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 2: Go to your local public library branch. Examine the local history, archives and/or special collections section. Ask a librarian if you don’t know if your library has special collections or where they are located. Be sure to check the reference section, too, as many of the newer and more valuable books are held in that area. If you have a genealogy blog, write about what you find in your library’s local history and special collections.
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 Friday and 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 theGeneabloggers 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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