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Genealogy Blogging Events – Week of 1-8 August 2014

GeneaBloggers Events 1-8 August 2014

GeneaBloggers Events 1-8 August 2014
Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Daze of the Week!

Here are some upcoming dates to look out for so you can plan your genealogy and family history blog posts for next week:

  • 1 August: Data Backup Day, Colorado: Admission Day, Emancipation of 500 – Anniversary, First US Census – Anniversary, Francis Scott Key’s Birthday – Anniversary, MTV Premieres – Anniversary, and World Wide Web – Anniversary.
  • 2 August: James Baldwin’s Birthday – Anniversary, Double Seven Festival (China), Official Signing of the Declaration of Independence – Anniversary, National Mustard Day, and Carroll O’Connor’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 3 August: National Watermelon Day and Sisters Day.
  • 4 August: Louis Armstrong’s Birthday – Anniversary, Borden Ax Murders – Anniversary, Civic Holiday (Canada), Civil Rights Workers Found Slain – 50th Anniversary, Coast Guard Day, Admission Day – Colorado, and Picnic Day (Australia).
  • 5 August: “American Bandstand” Premiere – Anniversary, Battle of Mobile Bay – 150th Anniversary, Death of Marilyn Monroe – Anniversary, National Underwear Day, and Raoul Wallenberg’s Birthday – Anniversary.
  • 6 August: Hiroshima Day, Lucille Ball’s Birthday – Anniversary, First Woman Swims the English Channel – Anniversary, Voting Rights Act of 1965 Signed – Anniversary, and Andy Warhol’s Birthday.
  • 7 August: Operation Desert Shield Begins – Anniversary, Hatfield and McCoy Fued Begins – Anniversary, National Lighthouse Day, Professional Speakers Day, and Purple Heart Medal Created – Anniversary.
  • 8 August: Frederic March’s Birthday – Anniversary, Kool-Aid Days, National Scrabble Championship begins, and Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbors’ Porch Day.

Happy Blogiversary!

Geneabloggers Happy Blogiversary

If your blog anniversary is coming up soon, make sure it gets on our GeneaBloggers calendar! Remember to send your blog anniversary info to GeneaBloggers.

Genealogy Conferences and Events

Conference Keepers

Conference Keeper is the resource to help you keep track of upcoming conferences on the national, state and local level! You can also learn more about call for paper and exhibitor deadlines and more! GeneaBloggers is proud to partner with Conference Keeper to make sure the genealogy community has the latest information on genealogy and family history related conferences in one convenient online location.

Genealogy Webinars This Week


From the GeneaWebinars site:

“We provide information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 35 with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. If you’d like to join the calendar to post your organization’s events, just drop a note to”

For more information on genealogy webinars check out GeneaWebinars and thanks to DearMYRTLE for all her hard work in making this resource available!

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