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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, March 4, 2011

genealogy blogging beat

Today is Friday, March 4, 2011 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts, blog carnivals and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Don’t forget to tune into the fifth episode of Season 2 of Who Do You Think You Are? tonight on NBC at 8pm EST/CST featuring  Lionel Richie.
  • And don’t forget that another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio will be broadcast this evening as yours truly, Thomas MacEntee, returns to the air waves. Tune in beginning at 10pm EST, 9pm CST, 8pm MST, 7pm PST, 4am GMT, 3pm Sydney (AUS) .
  • Today is Admission Day (Vermont), Charter Day (Pennsylvania), St. Casimir’s Day (Lithuania, Poland), World Day of Prayer, formerly Inauguration Day (US) until 1937.

Fearless Females

Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

March 4 — Do you have marriage records for your grandparents or great-grandparents? Write a post about where they were married and when. Any family stories about the wedding day? Post a photo too if you have one.

Daily Blogging Prompts

Family Recipe Friday – is an opportunity to share your family recipes with fellow bloggers and foodies alike. Whether it’s an old-fashioned recipe passed down through generations, a recipe uncovered through your family history research, or a discovered recipe that embraces your ancestral heritage share them on Family Recipe Friday. This series was suggested by Lynn Palermo of The Armchair Genealogist.


Follow Friday – create a post in which you recommend another genealogy blogger, a specific blog post, a genealogy website or a genealogy resource. Tell us why they are important to the genealogy community and why we should follow.  Follow Friday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers and was suggested by Earline Bradt of Ancestral Notes.


Friend of Friends Friday – if you have encountered records of enslaved ancestors, whether they are your own ancestors or not, make it a point to transcribe those records and get them posted on the Internet via your blog. Friend of Friends Friday is an important service to the genealogy community – both Leslie Ann of Ancestors Live Here and Greta of Greta’s Genealogy Bog have been posting to this series for some time now and their inspiration is much appreciated.


Funeral Card Friday – do you have a collection of memorial cards for your ancestors or family members, the kind that funeral homes produce and give out to mourners? Post images of these cards and stories about the person memorialized during Funeral Card Friday. Funeral Card Friday has been an ongoing series by Dee at Funeral Cards & Genealogy.


To ensure that your blog post is included in the “roll-up” widgets above, include the name of the blogging theme in your post title. Examples: Black Sheep Sunday – Paige Turner; Tombstone Tuesday – Pearl E. Gates.

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If you would like your event or Daily Blogging Prompt included, please contact Geneabloggers at geneabloggers [at] gmail [dot] com.

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3 thoughts on “Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday, March 4, 2011

  1. Hello Thomas,
    As you probably already know WordPress was under a major DDOS attack yesterday. Media reports say everything is now fine but it took me almost half an hour to publish my Friday Recipe post today and the service is intermittent for the sites which many Geneabloggers use.
    If you see numbers down today for the various memes that would be why!
    Have a great day,

  2. Thanks Evelyn – I saw your post on your blog about this. I will see what’s up over at Lifehacker and Mashable. I had problems yesterday but I chalked it up to the crappy host provider I have.


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