Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:
- The Geneaholic (aka Randy Seaver) celebrates three years on Tuesday, 9 March 9 2010. Congraultations!
- Hayes & Greene Family History celebrates its 4th anniversary on Thursday, 11 March 2010. Stop by and offer your good wishes!
Genealogy Blog Carnivals
- The 1st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogical Societies is accepting submissions through Sunday, 7 March 2010. If you have a favorite genealogy society now is the time to blog about them and get your post included in this new carnival!
- Smile For The Camera – in its 21st Edition – is accepting submissions through Wednesday, 10 March 2010. With the theme “Give Their Face A Place” consider blogging about a favorite female ancestor in honor of Women’s History Month!
- The 1st Edition of the Carnival of African-American Genealogy is accepting submissions through Friday, 12 March 2010. The theme is Restore My Name – Slave Records and Genealogy Research and all genealogy bloggers are urged to participate. We’ve been having some meaningful discussions about the importance of making slave records public and this carnival is the perfect way for you to further the dialog!
Genealogy Conferences This Week
- The South Davis Regional Family History Fair takes place on Saturday, 6 March 2010 in Bountiful, UT.
- The Australian National Conference on Jewish Genealogy begins Sunday 7 March 2010 in Melbourne, Australia and runs through Tuesday 9 March 2010.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appearances By GeneaBloggers Members
- Jean Wilcox Hibben of Circlemending will be appearing at the Escondido Family History Center’s Family History Fair on Saturday 6 March 2010. Jean will be presenting “Clue to Clue,” “Deduction vs. Induction,” and “This is not your Grandma’s Genealogy.”
- Schelly Talalay Dardashti of Tracing The Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog will be presenting at Australian National Conference on Jewish Genealogy on Sunday 7 March 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. Presentations include “IberianAshkenaz DNA Project” and “New Frontiers for the Genealogist: Facebook, Twitter and Blogging.”
GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook
Great news – we are now at 975 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 10: Investigate Family Search Pilot, which is part of FamilySearch.org. This is a wonderful collection of records which literally grows every day. In the middle left of the page is a link that says “Browse our record collections.” Click it and pick a region. Search collections outside your research interest. Investigate the types of records collected all over the world and see how they differ from those with which you are familiar. If you are a genealogy blogger, pick a type of record from another country and share your observations about it.
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.
Check out Sentimental Sunday, Madness Monday, Tombstone Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Treasure Chest Thursday, Follow 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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