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Genealogy Blogging Events Week of May 3-10, 2013

Upcoming Events at GeneaBloggers

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!

Some of you may have noticed that in each Genealogy Blogging Beat we now feature national holidays and some of the more offbeat holidays. Here are some dates next week to look out for so you can plan your blog posts for next week:

  • May 3: Hug Your Cat Day and National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
  • May 4: Audrey Hepburn’s birthday, Freedom Riders anniversary, International Respect for Chickens Day, Kent State Shootings anniversary, Kentucky Derby, and Star Wars Day.
  • May 5: Cartoonists Day, Cinco de Mayo, National Pet Week begins, Orthodox Easter
  • May 6: Bank Holiday (UK), Hindenburg Disaster anniversary, No Diet Day, Rudolph Valentino’s birthday, and Orson Welles’ birthday
  • May 7: Lusitania sinks and National Teachers Day
  • May 8: V-E Day
  • May 9: British Capture Enigma Machine anniversary, John Brown’s birthday and European Union anniversary
  • May 10: Fred Astaire’s birthday, Golden Spike Driving anniversary, and Military Spouse Appreciation 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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