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Upcoming Genealogy Blogging Events Week of October 16 – 23, 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!

Well just a note to say that all the blogiversaries are dominated by great blogs that are part of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits – just take a look!

  • And finally, The Oracle Of OMcHodoy run by Colleen McHugh, celebrates four years – has it been that long? Wow – check out this great blog and read some wonderful posts.  Happy happy blogiversary Colleen.

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

  • The 5th Edition of the Carnival of Postcards is accepting submissions through Tuesday, October 20, 2009.  This month’s theme is Quadrapeds – from working animals to pets to wild animals – post your favorite card depicting a 4-legged animal and write about it.  A Carnival of Postcards is hosted by  Evelyn Yvonne Theriault of A Canadian Family.

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

Genealogy Conferences This Week

  • The Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International holds its 12th Genealogical/Cultural Conference beginning Wednesday, October 14, 2009 through Saturday, October 17, 2009 in Independence, OH.
  • The California Family History Expo 2009 will be held Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, 2009 in Redding, California.

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

Can you tell that October is Family History Month?  Take a look at all the genealogy bloggers making appearances around the country this coming week!

  • Friday, October 16, 2009 – Jean Wilcox Hibben, of Circle Mending, is appearing at Cahuilla Chapter DAR in Palm Springs, CA.  Jean will be presenting Graveyard Gumshoe.
  • Friday, October 16, 2009 – Lisa Louise Cooke, of Genealogy Gems News, is appearing at the California Family History Expo 2009 in Redding, CA.  Lisa will be presenting Google: A Goldmine of Genealogy Gems Part 1 (10:00 am), Google: A Goldmine of Genealogy Gems Part 2 (11:30 am) and Sharing the Joy: Projects That Will Captivate the Non-Genealogists in Your Life (1:00 pm).
  • Saturday, October 17, 2009 – Jean Wilcox Hibben, of Circle Mending, is appearing at Corona Genealogical Society in Corona, CA.  Jean will be presenting Stones , Bones, & Ancient Tomes.
  • Saturday, October 17, 2009 – Lisa Alzo, of The Accidental Genealogist, will be appearing at the Czechoslovak Genealogical Society International’s 12th Genealogical/Cultural Conference in Independence, OH.  Lisa will be presenting Demystifying East European Research (8:00 am).
  • Saturday, October 17, 2009 – Stephen J, Danko, of Steve’s Genealogy Blog, appears at the Santa Barbara Genealogical Society in Santa Barbara, CA.  Steve will be presenting Genealogy and the Changing Map of Eastern Europe (9:30 am) and A New Look at Immigrant Passenger Manifests (11:00 am).
  • Saturday, October 17, 2009 – Kathryn Lake, of LOOKING4ANCESTORS, is appearing at the Ontario Genealogical Society, Kent Branch in Thamesville, Ontario, Canada. Kathryn will be presenting Points of Entry – Border Crossings, Immigration and Ships Passenger Lists at 9:00 am.
  • Saturday, October 17, 2009 – Paula Stuart Warren, of Paula’s Genealogical Eclectica, is appearing at South Orange County California Genealogical Society in Mission Viejo, CA.  Paula will be presenting Untrodden Ground: Sources You May Not Have EncounteredThe U.S. Federal Government: 13 Underutilized ResourcesGenealogy On The Internet: Make It Work For You, and Organizing Your Genealogical Materials throughout the day.
  • Saturday, October 17, 2009 – Miriam Robbins Midkidd, of AnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors, is leading two classes at the Spokane Public Library in Spokane, WA.  Miriam will be presenting Computer Class I – Finding Your Ancestors in Online Census Records (12:15 pm) and Computer Class II – Finding Your Ancestors in Online Census Records (1:30 pm).
  • Saturday, October 17, 2009 – Michael Hait, of Tricks of the Tree blog, is appearing at the Mid-Atlantic Family History Conference in Cherry Hill, NJ. Michael will be presenting Your Civil War Ancestors at 2:00 pm.

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 719 members over at GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook. There are instructions on how to join the GeneaBloggers Web Ring – check out the Discussion Board here. 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 #42 Campaign for the politicians in your family tree. If you don’t have one, research the political leaders in your ancestors’ city, county, or state and share the information on your blog.

Thanks to Amy Coffin at We Tree for the inspiration!

GeneaBloggers Calendar

Remember we have Black Sheep Sunday, Madness Monday, Tombstone Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, and Treasure Chest Thursday as daily blogging themes! 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.

© 2009 copyright, Thomas MacEntee

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