Today is Sunday, May 13, 2012 and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:
Items of Note
- Today is Frog Jumping Day, Mother’s Day (US), National Famine Memorial Day (IRL), and World Cocktail Day.
- The blog Diary of a Mad Genealogist has changed its URL to http://www.diaryofamadgenealogist.com. Please update your RSS feed reader, bookmarks and favorites.
- Each Sunday, Olive Tree Genealogy offers a new blogging prompt under the heading Sharing Memories – Genealogy Journal Writing. This week’s prompt: Friday Night Cards.
- Each Sunday, The Turning of Generations offers a new blogging prompt under the heading 21st Century Organized Family Historian.
Daily Blogging Prompts
Black Sheep Sunday – create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.” Bring out your ne’er-do-wells, your cads, your black widows, your horse thieves and tell their stories. And don’t forget to check out the International Black Sheep Society of Genealogists (IBSSG). This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.
Church Record Sunday – describe a specific church record or a set of records held by a church or denomination and how they can assist genealogists. This is an ongoing series developed by Gena Philibert Ortega at Gena’s Genealogy.
Sentimental Sunday – discuss a sentimental story or memory about an ancestor, or maybe even a family tradition that touches you. This is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers and was suggested by Renate Sanders at Into the Light.
Sunday’s Obituary – if you have obituaries of family members and ancestors, consider posting them along with other information about that person as part of Sunday’s Obituary. This is an ongoing series developed by Leslie Ann at Ancestors Live Here.
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 – Crystal DeCanter; Tombstone Tuesday – Emma Grate.
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