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Genealogy Blogging Events Week of March 25 – April 1, 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 Who Do You Think You Are? tonight, Friday, March 25, 2011 at 8:00pm EST/ 7:00 pm CST on NBC. Tonight’s episode features actor Steve Buscemi and his “rogue” ancestors.

GeneaBloggers Radio

Another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio will be broadcast this evening, Friday, March 25, 2011 starting at 10PM EST, 9PM CST, 8PM MST and 7PM PST! The two hour show will feature special guest Megan Smolenyak who will discuss the latest television programs with a genealogical theme. In addition, we will have a panel of experts including Mark Lowe and Gayle Gresham to discuss how to find your black sheep ancestors. For details on how you can listen and even use the chat room, click here.


The March 2011 Scanfest will take place at AnceStories on Sunday, March 27 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.

Data Backup Day – April 1, 2011

Don’t be an April Fool this year when it comes to genealogy data backups! Don’t forget that the first day of each month has been designated as Data Backup Day – and here are some great resources to get you started. Post about how you backup your data (or don’t backup your data) and we’ll carry your post here at GeneaBloggers on April 1st!

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:

  • March 25: Annunciation (also known as Lady Day), International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic, Waffle Day (Sweden)
  • March 26: Make Up Your Own Holiday Day, Prince Kuhio Kalanianole Day (US – Hawaii)
  • March 27: Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day (US), World Theater Day
  • Week of March 27 – April 2: National Cherry Blossom Festival (US), National Cleaning Week (US)
  • March 28: Seward’s Day (US – Alaska)
  • March 29: Knights of Columbus Founder’s Day, National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day (US)
  • March 30: National Doctor’s Day (US)
  • March 31: Cesar Chavez Day (US)
  • April 1: April Fool’s Day, St. Stupid’s 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 Blog Carnivals

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

We are now at 1,515 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 13: Sweets. What was your favorite childhood candy or dessert? Have your tastes changed since then? What satisfies your sweet tooth 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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