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Upcoming Genealogy Blogging Events Week of October 30 – November 7, 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:

Cast Your Vote for the 40 Best Genealogy Blogs

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite genealogy blogs over at Family Tree Magazine – the last day is Thursday, November 5, 2009.

Data Backup Day – November 1, 2009

This Sunday, November 1, 2009 is a very special Data Backup Day – enter your post in the Data Backup Day Contest and our could win a copy of Handy Backup from Novosoft LLC! Simple create a post at your blog about how you backup your data (or how you should be backing up your data) and place a link to the post in the comments of this post.  You could be a winner!

Have you backed up your genealogy research data lately? 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 all genealogists are urged to backup their files.

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!

  • Finding Our Ancestors celebrates its 2nd anniversary on Monday, November 2nd.  Terri O’Connell has done a great job with her blog – take a look!

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 83rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – the theme being Musical Instruments – is accepting submissions through Sunday, November 1, 2009. The edition will be posted at Janet The Researcher later in the week.
  • You can submit your story of an Irishman or Irishwoman within your family tree at the 16th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture.  The deadline is Sunday, November 1, 2009 and the carnival will appear at Small-leaved Shamrock on November 4, 2009.

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

Genealogy Conferences This Week

  • Family History Expos begins its Family History Library Research Retreat being held Monday, October 26 through Saturday, October 31, in Salt Lake City, UT.
  • The Texas State Genealogical Society Conference takes place beginning Friday, November 6, 2009 through Saturday, November 7, 2009 in San Antonio, TX.

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!

  • Saturday, October 31, 2009 – Jean Wilcox Hibben, of Circlemending, is appearing at the Ridgecrest Genealogical Society in Ridgecrest, CA.  Jean will be presenting Deliveries in the Rear, Erin Go Bragh, Federal Census Records, and Mob Action.
  • Monday, November 2, 2009 – Karen Packard Rhodes, of Karen About Genealogy, will appear at the Clay County Public Library in Orange Park, FL.  Karen will be presenting Our Black Sheep Ancestors: How To Approach Them.
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2009 – Jack Simpson, of Basics of Genealogy Reference, is appearing at the Michigan Library Association Annual Conference in Lansing, MI.  Jack will be presenting Hyper-Local History (2:30 pm) and Surviving a Genealogy Reference Interview (3:45 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 749 members over at GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook. In case you haven’t checked in at Facebook lately, check out the new look of the group page – complete with its own Wall for posting links to your blog posts, photos and more. 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 #44: Dig around the patent office. Talk about your creative ancestors and their inventions. You can also pick a patent and research the registrant.

Thanks to Amy Coffin at We Tree for the inspiration!

GeneaBloggers Calendar

Remember we just added two new daily blogging themes – Follow Friday and Surname Saturday. Along with Black Sheep Sunday, Madness Monday, Tombstone Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, and Treasure Chest Thursday these prompt 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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