Genealogy Blogging Events Week of February 25 – March 4, 2011

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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:

Who Do You Think You Are? Season 2

Don’t forget to tune in to the new season of Who Do You Think You Are? tonight, Friday, February 25, 2011 at 8:00pm EST/ 7:00 pm CST on NBC. Tonight’s episode features Kim Cattrall!

GeneaBloggers Radio

Another episode of GeneaBloggers Radio will be broadcast this evening, Friday, February 25, 2011 starting at 10pm EST, 9PM CST, 8PM MST and 7 PM PST! The two hour show will feature a discussion of the WDYTYA episode with Kim Cattrall, a discussion on the recent burst of genealogy webinars, genealogy news and more – even door prizes! For details on how you can listen and even use the chat room, click here.

ScanFest

The February 2011 Scanfest will take place at AnceStories on Sunday, February 27 from 11 AM to 2 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

Scanfest may be a new term for some of my new readers. What is Scanfest? It’s a time when geneabloggers, family historians, and family archivists meet online here at this blog to chat while they scan their precious family document and photos. Why? Because, quite honestly, scanning is time-consuming and boring!

Scanfest is a great time to “meet” other genealogists, ask questions about scanning and preservation, and get the kick in the pants we all need on starting those massive scanning projects that just seem too overwhelming to begin.

Data Backup Day – March 1, 2011

So how are your data backup New Year’s resolutions going so far? Don’t forget that the first day of each month has been designated as Data Backup Day – and here are some great resources to get you started. Post about how you backup your data (or don’t backup your data) and we’ll carry your post here at GeneaBloggers on March 1st!

Daze of the Week!

Some of you may or may have not noticed that in each Genealogy Blogging Beat 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:

  • February 25: National Clam Chowder Day (US)
  • February 26: For Pete’s Sake Day, International Sword Swalllower’s Day, 12th Annual Open That Bottle Night (US)
  • February 27: Academy Awards (US)
  • Week of February 27 – March 4: Peace Corps Week (US), Telecommuter Appreciation Week (US)
  • February 28: National Tooth Fairy Day (US)
  • March: Women’s History Month (US)
  • March 1: National Pig Day (US), Peanut Butter Lover’s Day (US), St. David’s Day (Wales)
  • March 2: Independence Day (Texas)
  • March 3: Girl’s Day (Japan), National Anthem Day (US)
  • March 4: Admission Day (Vermont), Charter Day (Pennsylvania), St. Casimir’s Day (Poland), World Day of Prayer, formerly Inauguration Day (US) until 1937

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 Blog Carnivals

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

Genealogy Webinars This Week

For more information on genealogy webinars check out GeneaWebinars.

Genealogy Conferences This Week

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 geneabloggers@gmail.com.

Appearances By GeneaBloggers Members

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@gmail.com.

GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook

We are now at 1,470 members this week at GeneaBloggers Group 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 tell them about our Facebook group!

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. If you do not have a genealogy blog, write down your memories on your computer, or simply record them on paper and keep them with your files.

  • Week 9: Sounds.Describe any sounds that take you back to your childhood. These could be familiar songs, jingles, children playing, or something entirely different.

We’ll list a new challenge each Saturday which should be completed by the following Friday.

GeneaBloggers Calendar

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.

© 2011 copyright, 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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