Upcoming Genealogy Blogging Events Week of July 31 – August 7, 2009

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Here is a list of events, memes and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging and what’s happening in the coming week: Happy Blogiversary! Wow! A big bunch of genealogy blog anniversaries this coming week!

  • Our Georgia Roots turns one year old on Sunday, August 2, 2009! If you haven’t visited Luckie’s blog yet, you have no idea the rich resource for African-American genealogy it truly is.  Besides she is a super person and good Twitter friend to know!
  • Another genealogy blog celebrating an anniversary on Sunday, August 2, 2009 is Trace Your Dutch Roots run by Henk Van Kempen.  It is the third anniversary for Henk’s site – please check it out and say hello to Henk!
  • Finally, Schelly Dardashti and her fantastic blog Tracing The Tribe – The Jewish Genealogy Blog is also celebrating its third anniversary on Sunday, August 2, 2009.  In case you haven’t stopped by you really should – you don’t have to have Jewish ancestry to get great information about the world of genealogy from this site.  Happy blogiversary, Schelly!
  • The Educated Genealogist, which is run by Sheri Fenley, turns one year old on Thursday, August 6, 2009.  How time flies – I remember when Sheri started her blog!  Congratulations Sheri and we expect you to wear your birthday hat all day on Thursday!

Have we missed your blog anniversary? Remember to send your blog anniversary info to GeneaBloggers. Genealogy Blog Carnivals

  • The deadline for the 77th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is Saturday, August 1, 2009.  The theme for this edition is: Disasters and you are invited to tell about a disaster that one or more of your ancestors lived through.  This edition will be hosted by Miriam Midkiff Robbins at AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors.  Submit your entry on the submission page here.
  • We’ll do another reminder next week, but a heads up to the 22nd Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy which will be hosted by Al Wierzba of Al’s Polish Genealogy Research Blog.  The deadline is Saturday, August 8, 2009 and the theme is a great one: roadblocks and breakthroughs you’ve made in your genealogy research.  Entries can be sent via email to Al at alwierz@gmail.com.

Wondering how to participate in a blog carnival? Check out this post from Bootcamp for GeneaBloggers. August 1st Is Data Backup Day! Have you backed up your genealogy research data lately? What are you waiting for, a major data loss disaster to strike? The first day of each month has been designated as Data Backup Day and all genealogists are urged to backup your files.  On Saturday we’ll have our monthly Data Backup Day post with some updated information on tools you can use to make sure you don’t suffer from data loss! Genealogy Conferences This Week A new calendar has been added to the group of calendars at GeneaBloggers: a calendar listing upcoming genealogy conferences in the United States and across the globe.

  • August 2 – 7, 2009 – 29th IAJGS International Conference The 29th IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy in Philadelphia, PA.  Sponsored by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Philadelphia.  Visit the conference website for more information.
  • August 7 – 8, 2009 – PGSCTNE 2009 Polish Genealogy Conference This is the 25th Anniversary conference sponsored by the Polish Genealogical Society of Connecticut and the Northeast, Inc. and it will be held in New Britain, CT on Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th, 2009.  See the conference website and more information and if you go, say hello to fellow genealogy bloggers Lisa Alzo and Steve Danko (see below for their speaking appearances)!

If you know of an upcoming expo or conference that should be on the GeneaBloggers conference calendar, send it to us at geneabloggers@gmail.com. Appearances By GeneaBloggers Members On of our new – and most popular – calendars is the one listing upcoming speaking appearances by your genealogy blogging colleagues.

  • Thursday, August 6, 2009 Jean Wilcox Hibben, of the Circlemending blog, is appearing in Corona, CA on Thursday, August 6th at the Corona Family History Center where she’ll be presenting New Family Search – Part 3.
  • Friday, August 7, 2009 Lisa Alzo, of The Accidental Genealogist blog, is appearing in New Britain, CT at the PGSCTNE 2009 Polish Genealogy Conference.  Lisa will be presenting Silent Voices: Researching and Writing About Your Female Ancestors.
  • Friday, August 7, 2009 Steve Danko, of Steve’s Genealogy Blog, is also appearing in New Britain, CT at the PGSCTNE 2009 Polish Genealogy Conference.  Steve will be presenting Polish Court Records.
  • Saturday, August 8, 2009 Steve Danko, of Steve’s Genealogy Blog, is also appearing in New Britain, CT at the PGSCTNE 2009 Polish Genealogy Conference.  Steve will be presenting Genealogy and the Changing Map of Europe.
  • Saturday, August 8, 2009 Lisa Alzo, of The Accidental Genealogist blog, is appearing in New Britain, CT at the PGSCTNE 2009 Polish Genealogy Conference.  Lisa will be presenting Slovak Land or No Man’s Land: Finding Your Slovak and Rusyn Roots.

If you need more information on how to submit your own information for our Speaker’s Bureau page as well as the Speakers’ Appearances calendar, contact us at geneabloggers@gmail.com. Geneabloggers Group on Facebook Great news – we are now at 652 members over at GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook. And if you haven’t visited lately review the latest posts on the Discussion Board including one on Naming Conventions. If you know anyone who blogs about their genealogy or family history and you think they might benefit from membership in Geneabloggers please let me know and send me their email info! Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #31: Have a family member be a guest blogger. Let a family member take the reins and provide a different perspective for a post or two. If you can’t find anyone to take the job, interview a relative and spotlight the person yourself. Thanks to Amy Coffin at We Tree for the inspiration! Geneabloggers Calendar Remember we have Black Sheep SundayMadness MondayTombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday as regular ongoing memes! 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. © 2009 copyright, Thomas MacEntee

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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