On May 26, I announced a new feature on this newsletter's web site: The Calendar of Genealogy Events at http://www.eogn.com/calendar. The purpose of the calendar is to provide information about future genealogy conferences, seminars, conventions, cruises, trips, and even online "webinars." All information is to be provided by you and other readers of this newsletter.
In the first week of operation, I see that genealogy events have been listed in: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado (several events), Connecticut (multiple events), District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois (multiple events), Indiana (multiple events), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (multiple events), Massachusetts (multiple events), Nevada (multiple events), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (multiple events), Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (multiple events), South Carolina (multiple events), Tennessee, Texas (multiple events), Utah (multiple events), Washington (multiple events), Manitoba, United Kingdom (multiple events), Australia (multiple events), and New Zealand. I also see one online webinar listed.
Not bad for the first week!
Of course, there is a lot more room left for listings of other events. All information is directly provided by the readers of this newsletter. You do not need to submit the listings to anyone else and then wait... and wait... All listings become visible to everyone a second or two after you enter the information at http://www.eogn.com/calendar.
The calendar uses wiki software. A wiki is a web site that allows visitors to make changes, contributions, or corrections. This means you and all the other readers of this newsletter can add information directly. If you do see listings for past events or anything that is inappropriate for a listing of genealogy events, please delete it immediately. YOU (and the other newsletter readers) control all the information in the Calendar of Genealogy Events.
I invite everyone to add events to the calendar at http://www.eogn.com/calendar. It might be an event that your local society is sponsoring or simply an interesting event that you read about elsewhere. If you or someone you know is holding an online webinar, you might add that also.
To genealogy speakers: I would suggest you add the event(s) where you are speaking. A listing at http://www.eogn.com/calendar will certainly help with the publicity. You also can add pictures (please keep them small), bio, and anything else you think is appropriate.