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Upcoming Genealogy Blogging Events Week of February 19-26 2010

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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:

Happy Blogiversary!

  • Corel Cousins celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Tuesday 23 February 2010.  Stop by and say hello!
  • A great Norwegian blog Genit celebrates its 1st anniversary on Wednesday 24 February 2010.  Congratulations!

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.

GeneaBlogger 2010 Winter Games

The Winter 2010 GB Games continue and run through Saturday 27 February 2010 when we’ll be holding our closing ceremonies and awarding medals.  Check it out:

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

  • The 12th Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival is accepting submissions through Thursday 25 February 2010.  The theme this month is Forgotten Cemeteries.

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

Genealogy Conferences This Week

  • Family History Day at NEHGS, Saturday, 20 February 2010 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts.  NEHGS and are pleased to invite you to a a one-of-a-kind event.
  • The 6th Annual St. George, Utah Family History Expo begins next Friday, 26 February 2010 and runs through Saturday, 27 February 2010.  Many genealogy bloggers will be in attendance and stay tuned here at GeneaBloggers for the latest updates!

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

  • Craig Manson, of GeneaBlogie will be appearing at the California Genealogical Society and Library as part of “Four Experts on African-American Genealogy Research” on Saturday, 20 February 2010 in Oakland, California.  Craig will be presentingFinding African-Americans in Census Records Prior to 1870.” and “Civil War: Military Research with Special Emphasis on African-American Soldiers.”
  • Jean Wilcox Hibben of Circlemending will appear at the Moreno Valley History Center at 2:00 pm on Saturday, 20 February 2010.  Jean will present “County Websites.”
  • Karen Krugman of Genealogy Frame of Mind will appear at the Troy Public Library in Troy, Michigan on Tuesday 23 February 2010.  Karen will present “Extra! Extra! Read All About It!”
  • Schelly Talalay Dardashti of Tracing The Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog will appear in Hong Kong on Wednesday 24 February 2010.  Schelly will present “IberianAshkenaz DNA Project: So You Think You’re Ashkenazi?”
  • Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family will be appearing the Bloomingdale Public Library in Bloomingdale, Illinois on Wednesday 24 2010 at 7pm.  Thomas will present “Social Networking: New Horizons for Genealogists.”

The following genealogy bloggers are appearing at the 6th Annual St. George Utah Family History Expo which takes place 26 – 27 February in St. George, Utah:

Friday 26 February 2010

10:00 am – 11:00 am

  • Janet Hovorka of The Chart Chick presents “Certified Genealogy Software That Makes FamilySearch Family Tree Easier”

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

  • Bruce Buzbee of RootsMagic Blog presents “The New FamilySearch Made Easy with RootsMagic 4”
  • Leland Metizler of GenealogyBlog presents “Organizing, Preserving, Accessing & Sharing Your Genealogy Using Digital Documents & Pictures”

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

  • Jean Wilcox Hibben of Circlemending presents “Civil War Research: Learning about Your Union Veteran Ancestor”

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

  • Lisa Lousie Cooke of Genealogy Gems News presents “Google: A Goldmine of Genealogy Gems I”
  • Leland Metizler of GenealogyBlog presents “Using State and Territorial Censuses and Substitutes to Locate Your Family”

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Lisa Lousie Cooke of Genealogy Gems News presents “Google: A Goldmine of Genealogy Gems II”

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

Great news – we are now at 953 members over 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 To Better Genealogy

Amy Coffin of the fabulous We Tree blog, has done it again. Last year, Amy developed a series of 52 Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompts which kept folks very busy and forced them to look at many different aspects of their genealogy.

Now Amy brings us 52 Weeks To Better Genealogy: a series of weekly prompts that are a bit more challenging and are geared towards those new to the field of genealogy and family history as well as those who want to brush up on some skills which might be a bit rusty.

  • Week 8:  Discover online map collections. Historical maps are wonderful tools for historical research. Fortunately for genealogists, many map collections are located online. Some of the more prominent collections are: the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress, the David Rumsey Map Collection, and the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin. Take some time to browse each of these collections. You may also want to check the library web site of your local university (or one near your ancestral home) to see what maps they may have online. If you have a genealogy blog, write about any special maps you find during this activity.

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

And remember – as Amy says – these should be fun exercises! Don’t feel that you have to participate each week, nor should you beat yourself up if you miss one or more challenges. We all have so much that we want to accomplish – let alone what we want to accomplish with our genealogy blogs. This series should be one which, by the end of 2010, helps you to be a better genealogist.

GeneaBloggers Calendar

Check out Sentimental SundayMadness MondayTombstone TuesdayWordless WednesdayTreasure Chest ThursdayFollow Fridayand Surname Saturday which can help you come up with ideas each day of the week for blog posts! 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.

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