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Genealogy Blogging Events Week of May 21-28, 2010

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Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Happy Blogiversary!

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

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

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

Genealogy Conferences This Week

View upcoming genealogy conferences in the United States and across the globe at the group of calendars at GeneaBloggers. If you know of an upcoming expo or conference that should be on the GeneaBloggers conference calendar, send it to us at

Appearances By GeneaBloggers Members

If you need more information on how to submit your own information for our Speaker’s Bureau page as well as the Speakers’ Appearances calendar, contact us at


The May 2010 Scanfest will take place at AnceStories on Sunday, May 23rd, from 11 AM to 2 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

Scanfest may be a new term for some of my new readers. What is Scanfest? It’s a time when geneabloggers, family historians, and family archivists meet online here at this blog to chat while they scan their precious family document and photos. Why? Because, quite honestly, scanning is time-consuming and boring!

Scanfest is a great time to “meet” other genealogists, ask questions about scanning and preservation, and get the kick in the pants we all need on starting those massive scanning projects that just seem too overwhelming to begin.

GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook

We are at 1,082 members at GeneaBloggers Group 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 tell them about our Facebook group!

52 Weeks To Better Genealogy

Amy Coffin of the fabulous We Tree blog, has done it again. Last year, Amy developed a series of 52 Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompts which kept folks very busy and forced them to look at many different aspects of their genealogy.

Now Amy brings us 52 Weeks To Better Genealogy: a series of weekly prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty.

  • Week 21:   Examine the website of your state or provincial archives. Take some time to push all the buttons and click all the links. What did you find? Bloggers can write about the site’s high points and share the information with their readers.

We’ll list a new challenge each Saturday which should be completed by the following Friday.

And remember – as Amy says – these should be fun exercises! Don’t feel that you have to participate each week, nor should you beat yourself up if you miss one or more challenges. We all have so much that we want to accomplish – let alone what we want to accomplish with our genealogy blogs. This series should be one which, by the end of 2010, helps you to be a better genealogist.

A New Daily Blogging Prompt – Wisdom Wednesdays

Don’t panic! We are not abandoning Wordless Wednesday! However, some folks feel that they can’t blog without at least some words. So Jennifer Geraghty-Gorman of the On a flesh and bone foundation: An Irish History blog, has suggested an alternative called Wisdom Wednesday. In her words, Wisdom Wednesday is “for those days when we feel like talking/writing. On Wisdom Wednesday postings could share words of wisdom about any number of things, weddings, marriage, children, work, and so on. It could include such things as favourite sayings of grannies, superstitions, that sort of thing. The one requisite would be that the words of wisdom have their origins in the past and have been passed on from generation to generation.”

Look for the first Wisdom Wednesday this week on Wednesday, May 26, 2010!

GeneaBloggers Calendar

Check out Sentimental SundayMadness MondayTombstone TuesdayWordless WednesdayTreasure Chest ThursdayFollow Fridayand Surname Saturday which can help you come up with ideas each day of the week for blog posts! And don’t forget to check out other upcoming events at the 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.

© 2010 copyright, Thomas MacEntee

7 thoughts on “Genealogy Blogging Events Week of May 21-28, 2010

  1. Thomas,
    I’m glad to see Geneabloggers adopting “Wisdom Wednesday” as a theme. I just want to mention that I actually created this slogan when I posted under in on April 28th on my blog at

    I look forward to participating on future Wednesdays. 🙂


  2. Renate

    I think it is safe to say that Jennifer developed this idea independent of your claim to having created this slogan. In addition, a search on Google blogs will show that many others having been using Wisdom Wednesday much earlier than any of us here in the genealogy blogging community. I’m glad that you and others will be participating in this addition to the Daily Blogging Themes – I think it can often help to shake things up from time to time and try new things.

  3. Renate, As noted by Thomas MacEntee, neither you nor I created the slogan Wisdom Wednesday. If you google the phrase, as I did prior to suggesting the theme, you will find over 8 million hits, some from blogs, some from websites, using the phrase ‘Wisdom Wednesday’ or some variant thereof. My suggestion develops the slogan in a particular way, and that is, as an opportunity to write about wisdom passed down to us from our ancestors.

  4. Jennifer, since Thomas deletes my comments, I’ll just say thanks for yours, and nice to “meet you”. My initial use of the word “created” has caused a stir that I understand, but didn’t intend. And, as the person who ———– (whatever word you would like to use here) the “Sentimental Sunday” theme for Geneabloggers, I certainly understand the way in which this will be used. As I said before, I look forward to participating. When I came up with it for my own use that one time, I thought it rather clever (lol) and wanted to suggest it to Thomas then, but because I’d already submitted SS, I thought it might be a bit presumptuous of me to think that another of my suggestions would be added so soon. It was really just a woo-hoo, ha-ha kind of thing when I mentioned it.
    Hope you get to read this comment.


  5. Renate

    I have not deleted any of your comments. Please check with me before you make such accusations. There is a spam filter on this blog and your comments may have gotten caught up there. Right now GeneaBloggers is experiencing many spam comments and I cannot always skim through them to pick up comments from GeneaBloggers members.

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