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GeneaBloggers Events June 28 – July 5, 2009

Here is a list of events, memes and goings-on in the world of geneablogging and what’s happening in the coming week:

SoCal Jamboree

I along with over 30 other genealogy bloggers are still in attendance at the Southern California Genealogical Society’s 40th Annual Jamboree in Burbank, CA beginning through the end of today, Sunday, 28 June 2009. If you are attending please look for me and all the other bloggers with our crazy mardi gras beads!

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

The deadline for submissions for the 75th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy is Wednesday, July 1, 2009.  The theme is Justice and Independence and will be hosted by Orations of OMcHodoy.

Wondering how to participate in a blog carnival? Check out this postfrom Facebook Bootcamp for GeneaBloggers.


The next Scanfest will be held Sunday, 28 June 2009.  If you’ve never been to a Scanfest you don’t know what fun you are missing.  Scanning your old photos and documents should never be so much fun!  It takes place from 11am – 2pm Pacific Daylight Time (1pm – 4pm Central Daylight Time) and you can get more information here.

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.

Geneabloggers Group on Facebook

We’ve grown to 592 members with the addition of eight new people since my last posting! Check out Genea-Bloggers group listing 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 let me know and send me their email info!

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt

Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #26:  Visit a cemetery. Take photos and comment on unusual/unique grave monuments. Most cemeteries have at least a monument or two that make you stop and look, so do just that. Take a picture of the grave marker that made you pause and tell us why it did so..

Thanks to Amy Coffin at We Tree for the inspiration!

Geneabloggers Calendar

Remember we have Black Sheep Sunday, Madness Monday, Tombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday as regular ongoing memes! And don’t forget to check out other upcoming events at the new 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.

copyright 2009, Thomas MacEntee

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