Geneabloggers Events May 17 – 24, 2009

Here is a list of events, memes and goings-on in the world of geneablogging and what’s happening in the coming week:

Geneabloggers Group on Facebook

We’ve grown to 535 members with the addition of 9 new people since my last posting! And check out Genea-Bloggers group listing 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 let me know and send me their email info!


Genealogy Blog Carnivals

The Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy, 19th Edition is accepting entries through Wednesday, May 20th. Hosted by Jessica of Jessica’s Genejournal, the theme is food – and is looking for posts about favorite family dishes – even if you don’t have ancestors from Central or Eastern Europe.

There’s a brand new carnival in town called A Festival of Postcards hosted by Evelyn of A Canadian Family.  Entries for its 1st edition – with the theme of “wheels” – are being accepted through Wednesday, May 20th.

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

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt

Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #20: Talk about a least favorite records searching experience. Did you have a run-in with a cranky court clerk? Did you butt heads with an over-protective records manager? Share your pain on your blog and commiserate with others who have put up their genealogical dukes in the name of family history.

Surname Saturday

If you are a Twitter user, follow us @geneabloggers and join us for Surname Saturday. Participants “tweet” about the surnames they are researching using the #surnames hashtag in each tweet. You can then search for other surname entries over at Twitter Search. Also consider joining theGenealogy Surnames group over at Twitter Groups.

Need help getting started with Twitter? Check out the Twitter cheat sheetcreated by Geneabloggers!

Geneabloggers Calendar

Remember we have Madness Monday, Tombstone Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday as regular ongoing memes! And don’t forget to check out other upcoming events at the new 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.

copyright 2009, Thomas MacEntee

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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