Geneabloggers Events, May 24 – 31, 2009

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

Happy Blogoversary

It’s a four year anniversary on Tuesday, 26 May 2009 for Chris Dunham over at The Genealogue! Stop by, peruse his humorous posts and leave him your best wishes!

Also on Tuesday, 26 May 2009 is the first anniversary for Relatively Curious About Genealogy.  Stop by and check out Tami’s blog (and her super toolbar!)

Logan County Genealogy celebrates three years on Thursday, 28 May 2009.  If you are in search of Logan County, Illinois information stop by and pay a visit!

Geneabloggers Group on Facebook

We’ve grown to 549  members with the addition of 14 new people since my last posting!  A current discussion topic: Which Geneabloggers Are Attending SoCal Jamboree?

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 13th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture is accepting entries through Sunday 24 May 2009 and the theme is  Irish names: both surnames and given names. Share with us the surnames in your Irish family tree, but don’t just stop there. Do a little research and tell us the origin of one or more of those surnames, the stories of how they might have changed over the years, or tales of how they’ve been mixed up and mispelled, etc. Want to focus on your family’s given names instead? Share with us the story of your ancestors’ Irish first names (given at birth or nicknamed later), the “grandparent” nicknames in your Irish family tree, or any other Irish name stories that you’d like to share.

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

Scanfest

The next Scanfest will be held Sunday, 31 May 2009.  If you’ve never been to a Scanfest you don’t know what fun you are missing.  Scanning your old photos and documents should never be so much fun!  It takes place from 11am – 2pm Pacific Daylight Time (1pm – 4pm Central Daylight Time) and you can get more information here.

Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt

Check out Weekly Genealogy Blogging Prompt #21: Lessons learned. Fess up to your research mistakes so others can learn from them.

Black Sheep Sunday

There’s a new meme in town and it has to do with those ne’er-do-well ancestors others would rather that we not mention!  Take a look at this past week’s Black Sheep Sunday posts and look at the requirements to see if any of your ancestors fit the bill.  Get your post ready for Sunday 31 May 2009!

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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