Heartbleed and Genealogy Sites: What You Should Know

Heartbleed and Genealogy Sites

If you are wondering about the Heartbleed bug which is impacting websites and servers around the world, here is the latest information and how it may or may not be impacting your favorite genealogy website:

  • The Password Trick: Here is a system created to help you easily remember passwords:

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Genealogy Blogging Events Week 11-18 April 2014

Upcoming Events at GeneaBloggers

Here is a list of events and goings-on in the world of genealogy blogging. Here’s what is happening in the coming week:

Daze of the Week!

In each Genealogy Blogging Beat (a daily post) we now feature national holidays and some of the more offbeat holidays. Here are some dates next week to look out for so you can plan your blog posts for next week:

  • 11 April: Barbershop Quartet Day, Jane Matilda Bolin’s Birthday – Anniversary, Civil Rights Act anniversary, International Louie Louie Day, Liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp – Anniversary, and Spellman College Established – Anniversary.
  • 12 April: Attack on Ft. Sumter anniversary, National D.E.A.R. Day, National Licorice Day, and Polio Vaccine Announcement – Anniversary.
  • 13 April: Alfred M. Butts’ Birthday – Anniversary, Holy Week begins, Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, National Library Week begins, Palm Sunday, and Premiere of Handel’s Messiah – Anniversary.
  • 14 April: First Dictionary of American English Published – Anniversary, International Moment of Laughter Day, Assassination of Abraham Lincoln – Anniversary, and Passover (begins at sundown).
  • 15 April: Boston Marathon Bombing – Anniversary, First McDonald’s Opens, Full Moon – Pink Moon, Income Tax Day (US), and Sinking of the Titanic – Anniversary.
  • 16 April: Charlie Chaplin’s 125th Birthday, National Bookmobile Day, and Texas City Disaster – Anniversary.
  • 17 April: Bay of Pigs Invastion – Anniversary, Ellis Island Family History Day, National Haiku Poetry Day and National High Five Day.
  • 18 April: Anniversary of Great San Francisco Earthquake, Good Friday, Paul Revere’s Ride – Anniversary, and Third World Day – Anniversary.

Happy Blogiversary!

Geneabloggers 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.

Genealogy Conferences and Events

Conference Keepers

Conference Keeper is the resource to help you keep track of upcoming conferences on the national, state and local level! You can also learn more about call for paper and exhibitor deadlines and more! GeneaBloggers is proud to partner with Conference Keeper to make sure the genealogy community has the latest information on genealogy and family history related conferences in one convenient online location.

Genealogy Webinars This Week


From the GeneaWebinars site:

“We provide information about how to attend genealogy-related online meetings, classes, hangouts, seminars and webinars, where there is a visual slide share and/or website or software demo for attendees to view.

Hosts may use a variety of platforms including Adobe Connect, AnyMeeting, Captera, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Live Meeting, Skype, Web-Ex, and Wiggio, to name a few.

There are currently over 35 with posting access to this calendar and blog, and over 200 hours of scheduled instruction for genealogists wishing to hone their research skills during the coming year. If you’d like to join the calendar to post your organization’s events, just drop a note to Myrt@DearMYRTLE.com.”

For more information on genealogy webinars check out GeneaWebinars and thanks to DearMYRTLE for all her hard work in making this resource available!

GeneaBloggers on Facebook

GeneaBloggers on Facebook

Check out the Facebook page for GeneaBloggers (http://www.facebook.com/Geneabloggers) and click LIKE in order to follow the latest news and events related to GeneaBloggers on Facebook.

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Friday 11 April 2014

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Today is Friday, 4 April 2014 and here is what’s available in terms of events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

Daily Blogging Prompts

Many genealogy and family history bloggers like to post to their blogs every day, but at times are at a loss for ideas. Take your inspiration from today’s Daily Blogging Prompts below – click on each prompt for a description. Prompts are a great way to create new content and you can participate in a community effort with other genealogy bloggers.

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