Upcoming Genealogy Blogging Events Week of September 25 – October 2, 2009

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

Happy Blogiversary!

  • On Wednesday, September 30, 2009, Walking The Berkshires celebrates its 4th anniversary!  If you haven’t check out this great blog yet please stop by and tell Tim Abbott congratulations.

Remember to send your blog anniversary info to GeneaBloggers.

Scanfest

The next Scanfest will be held Sunday, September 27, 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.

Data Backup Day

Thursday, October 1, 2009 is Data Backup Day.  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.

Genealogy Blog Carnivals

  • The Graveyard Rabbits Carnival has set a deadline for submissions for its 7th Edition. The deadline is Friday, September 25, 2009 and the theme is funeral cards.

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

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

  • Saturday, September 26, 2009 – Lucie LeBlanc Cosnentino, of Acadian Ancestral Home, is appearing in Manchester, NH at the American-Canadian Genealogical Society annual Fall conference.  Lucie will be presenting Acadian History & Genealogy.
  • Saturday, September 26, 2009 – Angela Y. Walton-Raji, of African Roots Podcast, is appearing in Washington, DC at the National Museum of the American Indian.  Angela will be presenting Blended Families. African & Native American Family Genealogy.
  • Sunday, September 27, 2009 – Jean Wilcox Hibben, of Circlemending, is appearing at the Chicago Family History Center in Chicago, IL at 7:00 p.m.  Jean will be presenting To Zion in Song: Music of the Mormon Pioneers.
  • Monday, September 28, 2009 – Jean Wilcox Hibben, of Circlemending, is appearing at the Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society in Decatur, MI at 7:00 p.m.  Jean will be presenting Breaking the Ties That Bind.
  • Thursday, October 1, 2009 – Thomas MacEntee, of GeneaBloggers, is appearing at the Cook Memorial Library in Libertyville, IL at 7:00 p.m.  Thomas will be presenting Social Networking for Genealogists.

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

Great news – we are now at 702 members over at GeneaBloggers Group on Facebook. A Genealogy Web Ring has been proposed – check out the Discussion Board here.  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 #39: Did your ancestors come by boat? Talk about the documentation that records their departure and arrival.

Thanks to Amy Coffin at We Tree for the inspiration!

GeneaBloggers Calendar

Remember we have Black Sheep Sunday, Madness Monday, Tombstone Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, and Treasure Chest Thursday as daily blogging themes! 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.

© 2009 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.