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Genealogy Blogging Events Week of February 11-18, 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:

Who Do You Think You Are? Season 2

Don’t forget to tune in to the new season of Who Do You Think You Are? tonight, Friday, February 11, 2011 at 8:00pm EST/ 7:00 pm CST on NBC. Tonight’s episode features Tim McGraw! You ladies will need your smelling salts, I know!

GeneaBloggers Radio

Another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio will be broadcast this evening, Friday, February 11, 2011 starting at 8pm MST from the RootsTech conference. The two hour show will feature a discussion of the WDYTYA episode with Tim McGraw, an interview with Kathleen Brandt of a3Genealogy who did some of the research for WDYTYA, and more! For details on how you can listen and even use the chat room, click here.


RootsTech – A New Family History and Technology Conference began yesterday and runs through Saturday, February 12, 2011. Over 40 genealogy bloggers – all members of GeneaBloggers – are there. We will be carrying three entire days of live blogging reporting and Twitter feeds right here on the front page of GeneaBloggers. And take a look below at the Speaker’s Calendar to see which of your favorite genealogy bloggers are presenting at RootsTech

Daze of the Week!

Some of you may or may have not 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:

  • February 11: National Inventor’s Day (US), White T-Shirt Day, Satisfied Staying Single Day
  • Week of February 12-19: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Awareness Week
  • February 12: Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday (US),  NAACP Day (US)
  • February 13: Lupercalia
  • February 14: Valentine’s Day, Clean Out Your Computer Day
  • February 15: Susan B. Anthony Day (US)
  • February 16: Do a Grouch a Favor Day
  • February 17: Random Acts of Kindness Day
  • February 18: Battery Day

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.

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 Blog Carnivals

Wondering how to participate in a blog carnival? Check out this post from 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

GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook

We are now at 1,450 members this week 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 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 7: Toys.What was your favorite childhood toy? Is it still being made in some form today?

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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