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Genealogy Blogging Events Week of May 6-13, 2011

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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:

GeneaBloggers Radio

Another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio will be broadcast this evening, Friday, May 6, 2011 starting at 10PM EDT, 9PM CDT, 8PM MDT and 7PM PDT! The two hour show will focus on female ancestors. For details on how you can listen and even use the chat room, click here.

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 6: International No Diet Day
  • May 7: Kentucky Derby (US), Radio Day
  • May 8: Mother’s Day (US), V-E Day, World Red Cross Day
  • Week of May 8-13: National Etiquette Week (US), National Women’s Health Week (US)
  • May 9: Accountant’s Day (US)
  • May 10: Buddha Day, Lupus Day, Windmill Day
  • May 11: Eat What You Want Day, Statehood Day (US – Minnesota)
  • May 12: Fibromialgia Awareness Day, International Nurses Day, Limerick Day
  • May 13: Blame Someone Else Day, Friday the 13th, Frog Jumping Day

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 Webinars This Week

For more information on genealogy webinars check out GeneaWebinars.

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

GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook

IMPORTANT! Our Genea-Bloggers Group page is being archived by Facebook. All members will be deleted (by Facebook). No exact date has been given but I want to inform all members now rather than later. Please go to the Facebook page for GeneaBloggers ( and click LIKE. Starting later this week I will only be posting events and items to that page in the future.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

  • Week 19. Bedroom. Describe your childhood bedroom. What furniture did it contain? Were there curtains, wallpaper or paint? Was it messy or clean? Did you share a room with your siblings?

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

GeneaBloggers Calendar

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.

© 2011 copyright, Thomas MacEntee

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