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Geneabloggers Week In Review

Here is a list of events, memes and goings-on in the world of geneablogging:

Happy Blogoversary!

March 31, 2009 is the first anniversary for Bits and Pieces – stop by and send your best wishes to Les!

April 1, 2009 is the first anniversary as well for LOOKING4ANCESTORS.  I can’t believe it has been a year already since I first met the fascinating Kathryn Lake Hogan!

Remember to send me your blog anniversary info – see last week’s post.

Geneabloggers Group on Facebook

We’ve added 12 more members for a total of 436.  There is a new discussion as to which genealogy database software you prefer – weigh in with your opinion and advice.

And 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!


The next Scanfest will be held Sunday, March 29th.  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.

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

The next installment of Bound for Mom are due on Wednesday, April 1, 2009! The theme? The Roadside Café: “Was your Mom a great or inventive cook? Or perhaps cooking wasn’t her forte. No matter, gather up tales of food in your family and how Mom turned out great meals . . . or how she was an expert at dinner reservations!”

Sunday, March 29th is the deadline for entries to the Carnival of Central and European Genealogy hosted by M. Diane Rogers of CanadaGenealogy.  In this 17th edition, the theme is Female Ancestors.  If you have ancestors from Russia, Germany, Prussia or anywhere in that area, take time to add your entry.

On Wednesday, April 1st entries are due for the 69th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy which will be hosted by Bill West over at West In New England.  The theme is a fascinating one: What If.  “This is your chance to rewrite history! Have you ever imagined your ancestor playing a major roll in history? Perhaps you’ve envisioned them singlehandedly winning the American Revolution, going over Niagara Falls in a barrel, or inventing the flutaphone. This is your chance to write a bit of fiction about your ancestor to delight and entertain us. It is the April Fools edition after all!”

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

Data Backup Day – April 1st

This is no April Fool’s joke – losing your valuable research data.  Remember to plan the 1st of each month to take a few minutes to copy your data either to a CD, a flash drive, or up to an online repository.  Look for more info here at Geneabloggers on Wednesday.

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt

Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #12Use your blog to break down a brick wall. Posting a name may ring a bell with a reader. Maybe you’ll make a connection in 5 minutes. May be it will take 2 years. Either way, asking for help is the first step to knocking down that wall.

Surname Saturday

If you are a Twitter user, follow us @geneabloggers and join us tomorrow for Surname Saturday. Participants “tweet” about the surnames they are researching using the #surnames hashtag in each tweet. You can then search for other surname entries over at Twitter Search. Also consider joining the Genealogy Surnames group over at Twitter Groups.

Need help getting started with Twitter? Check out the Twitter cheat sheet created by Geneabloggers!

Geneabloggers Calendar

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.

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