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Upcoming Genealogy Blogging Events Week of November 20 – November 27, 2009

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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!

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.


Scanfest will be early this year to circumvent the American Thanksgiving holiday weekend. We will be meeting on Sunday, November 22, 2009 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!

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

  • The 9th Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival is accepting submissions through Wednesday, November 25, 2009.  The theme is In The News: Write a blog post about something you read or heard in the news (recent or past) that pertains to a cemetery. It could be news of a relocation, vandalism, a famous burial—anything goes.

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

Genealogy Conferences This Week

As expected, the genealogy conference season slows down around the holiday season.  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

Take a look at all the genealogy bloggers making appearances around the country this coming week!

  • Saturday, November 21, 2009 – Miriam Robbins Midkidff, of AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors, is teaching Computer Class I – Finding Your Ancestors in Online Census Records at the Spokane Public Library, in Spokane, WA.

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 772 members over at GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook. In case you haven’t checked in at Facebook lately, there is a good discussion entitled “Which genealogy program do you use?” in the Discussions section.  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!

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt

Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #47: Seek help for records that don’t make sense. Do you have a census page or family record that contains information that just doesn’t add up? Discuss it in your blog and see if readers can help.

Thanks to Amy Coffin at We Tree for the inspiration!

GeneaBloggers Calendar

Our Daily Blogging Prompts (Black Sheep SundayMadness MondayTombstone TuesdayWordless WednesdayTreasure Chest ThursdayFollow Friday and Surname Saturday) 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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