09 October 2009

Blogging Workshop at the California Genealogical Scoiety

What are you doing this Saturday? Me - I'll be spending the day in Oakland, California visiting with some of my favorite Geneabloggers.

October is Family History Month and The California Genealogical Society has oodles of activities, workshops and seminars planned throughout the entire month.

From the CGS website, here is the description of the special day they have planned:

Thomas MacEntee

As part of a special Family History Month line-up, the California Genealogical Society announces a special Genealogy Blog Workshop on Saturday, October 10, 2009. Renowned genealogy bloggers Thomas MacEntee and Craig Manson will be on hand to share their blog expertise and have some fun.

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. How to Use a Blog - MacEntee
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Building a Genealogy Blog - MacEntee
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Blogging and the Law - Manson

Thomas MacEntee will start with the ABCs of blog use in a basic introductory demo. Thomas' second session will show how having your own genealogy blog can take your genealogy research to another dimension. Learn how to get started in this easy-to-understand session geared towards beginners. With the help of an audience member, Thomas will create an individual family history blog right before your eyes.Thomas MacEntee is a genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and as a means of interacting with others in the family history community. With over twenty-five years of experience in the information technology field, Thomas writes and lectures on the many ways blogs, Facebook and Twitter can be leveraged to add new dimensions to the genealogy experience. As the creator of GeneaBloggers.com he has helped organize and engage a community of over 600 bloggers who on a daily basis document their own journeys in the search for ancestors.

Craig Manson

Craig Manson will end the day with a topic of interest to beginners as well as experienced bloggers: Blogging and the Law - Privacy Issues & Copyrights.
Craig is Distinguished Professor and Lecturer in Law at the Capital Center for Public Law and Policy at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. He teaches administrative law and has been a lawyer for twenty-eight years. Craig began the study and practice of genealogy in 2004. He writes the popular blog,
GeneaBlogie and a weekend column called Appealing Subjects on the highly-regarded magazine Shades of the Departed. Although GeneaBlogie focuses on genealogy, he often writes about legal topics of interest to genealogists.

Geneabloggers who are members of CGS and have promised to be in attendance:

The one and only Kool, Kool Kitty

Kathryn Doyle

California Genealogical Society and Library Blog

Steve Danko

Steve's Genealogy Blog

Cheryl Palmer

Heritage Happens

And me . . . .I promise a full report and photos as soon as I return from from what promises to be a groovy day!


  1. Thanks for the shout out Sheri! I can't wait to see you and the rest of the group at CGSL!

  2. Sheri,
    I'm so excited you are all coming tomorrow. We have to be sure to show the GeneaBlogger Mash - I haven't laughed so hard in a long time. Too bad there wasn't a black kat in the cast!

  3. Aww, I'm so sad that I won't be there to share the fun. I'll try to get over it as I'm out wine-tasting tomorrow at the local festival. I promise I'll have one for you. No, I'll have one for EACH of you!

    Cheers, and have a wonderful time!

  4. Nice post Sheri! Look forward to seeing you and everyone tomorrow~

  5. I'll see you tomorrow, Sheri! BTW, will we be performing the GeneaBlogger Mash live?