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Upcoming Genealogy Blogging Events Week of February 26 – March 5 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!

  • The one and only footnotemaven celebrates the third anniversary of her blog on Sunday 28 February 2010.  Stop by and leave your best wishes!
  • Also celebrating its third anniversary on the same date – Sunday 28 February 2010 – is John of Transylvanian Dutch!

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

Don’t forget that today is the last day for Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games activities!  Make sure you post your medal count at your blog and look for the closing ceremonies here at GeneaBloggers on Saturday 27 February 2010.  Check it out:


Scanfest will take place on Sunday, 28 February 2010 from 11 AM to 2 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

What is Scanfest? Well, it is a group of like-minded genealogists, family history buffs, and scrapbooking fanatics who have tons of photos to scan but find the chore irksome and boring. So why not do the scanning while communicating with other scanners? And if you need help or advice on how best to scan photos, this is the event for you!

Click here for more information on how you can join in the fun!

Data Backup Day

If you participated in the Data Backup Event portion of the Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games then you might not have to worry about backing up your data. You didn’t? What are you waiting for, a major data loss disaster to strike? The first day of each month has been designated as Data Backup Day – and here are some great resources to get you started.

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

  • The 7th Edition of the Festival of Postcards is accepting submissions through Sunday 28 February 2010.  This month’s theme is LIGHT: so this is the perfect time to pull out your vintage postcards or original mailart depicting night scenes, headlights, street lights & lamps etc.

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

Genealogy Conferences This Week

  • 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!
  • Who Do You Think You Are LIVE! begins on Friday, 26 February 2010 and runs through Sunday, 28 February 2010 in London, England at London’s Olympia.

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

  • Janet Iles of Janet the Researcher will appear at Bruce Grey Branch Ontario Genealogical Society in Owen Sound on Saturday, 27 February 2010.  Janet will present “Estate Records: More than Just Wills.”

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”

Saturday 27 February 2010

8:00 am – 9:00 am

  • Bruce Buzbee of RootsMagic Blog presents “What’s New In
    RootsMagic 4”
  • Lisa Lousie Cooke of Genealogy Gems News presents “Solving Family Tree Mysteries with Google Earth”
  • Michael John Neil of Case File Clues and Root Dig presents “Pig Blood in the Snow: Court Records Can Solve Problems”

9:30 am – 10:30 am

  • Jean Wilcox Hibben of Circlemending presents “County Websites: An Overlooked Resource”

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

  • Gena Philbert Ortega of Gena’s Genealogy Blog presents “Journals, Store Ledgers, and Letters to Aunt Mary: Using Manuscript Collections”

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

  • Bruce Buzbee of RootsMagic Blog presents “The New FamilySearch Made Easy with RootsMagic 4”

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Gena Philbert Ortega of Gena’s Genealogy Blog presents “Read All About It! – Your Ancestor in the Newspaper”

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 964 members over at GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook.  Join in the discussion on Genealogy TV Shows.  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 9:  Pick five genealogy blogs and read them every day. Meet new people and networking within the online genealogy community is a great way to expand your own research and experience. Reading the blogs of others will help you get to know others. Try to find some blogs that are out of your area of expertise. Lists of genealogy blogs can be found at and Genealogue’s Genealogy Blog Finder. If you already subscribe to many genealogy blogs, find five new ones that are “outside the box,” perhaps in history or archives. If you have a genealogy blog, write about the blogs you discover and introduce others to them..

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.

© 2010 copyright, Thomas MacEntee

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