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Genealogy Blogging Events Week of December 31, 2011 – January 6, 2012

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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

GeneaBloggers Radio is on holiday break and will return next Friday, January 6, 2012 with an episode entitled: Genealogy New Year’s Resolutions.

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:

  • December 30: Bacon Day
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve
  • January 1: Data Backup Day, Ellis Island Day, New Year’s Day
  • January 2: Ancestry Day (Haiti), National Buffet Day (US)
  • January 3: Admission Day (Alaska), Fruitcake Toss Day, J.R.R. Tolkein Day
  • January 4: Admission Day (Utah), Earth at perihelion, Trivia Day, World Braille Day, World Hypnotism Day
  • January 5: National Bird Day (US)
  • January 6: Bean Day, Epiphany, Dia de Los Reyes, Twelfth Night

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

For a listing of speaking engagements by genealogy bloggers, along with their profiles and available presentations, visit GeneaSpeak.

GeneaBloggers on Facebook

Check out the Facebook page for GeneaBloggers ( and click LIKE in order to follow the latest news and events related to GeneaBloggers on Facebook.

NEW! 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy

Amy Coffin has another “52 Weeks” project starting on Sunday, January 1, 2012 and it is entitled 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy. It is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2012) that invite genealogists and family historians to highlight those genealogy resources for which they are thankful. This is also a way to mention a favorite site or tool to others and if you don’t already utilize that resource, you’ll be able to follow the blog posts that help you understand why the resource is important!

You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your thoughts on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

  • Week 1 – Blogs: Blogging is a great way for genealogists to share information with family members, potential cousins and each other. For which blog are you most thankful? Is it one of the earliest blogs you read, or a current one? What is special about the blog and why should others read it?

Stay tuned for a formal announcement on the 52 Weeks of Abundant Genealogy series at GeneaBloggers.

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