January 2009 Calendar of Events


January brings the snow,
Makes our feet and fingers glow.

–from “The Garden Year” by Sara Coleridge

Holidays, History, and Heritage

January is National Photo Preservation Month.

January 1: New Year’s Day (global)
146th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (United States)

January 6: Epiphany (Christianity)

January 11: Coming-of-age Day (Japan)

January 15: Festival of Harvest (India)

January 18: World Religion Day (global)

January 19: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (United States)

January 20: Inauguration Day (United States)

January 25: Burns Night (Scotland)

January 26: Australia Day (Australia)
Republic Day (India)

January 29: Auckland Anniversary Day (New Zealand)

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

Deadlines for Carnivals and Other Events:

Need help? Read my post, “How to Submit a Post to a Carnival”, here.

January 1 – the 63rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – New Year’s Resolutions

January 10 – the 10th Edition of the “I Smile for the Camera” Carnival – Who Are You? I Really Want to Know!

January 15 – the 64th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – topic to be announced

January 18 – the 11th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture – My Key to Ireland

January 19th – the 13th Edition of the Cabinet of Curiosities

January 23 – the 15th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy – History Books

Heads Up! The submissions for the 3rd Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival (“Around the Kitchen Table”) are due February 8th.

January 1 – Data Backup Day

Read the latest “Today is Backup Day!” post by Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

Scanfest: Sunday, January 25th, 11 AM – 2 PM, Pacific Standard Time

Scan your photos as part of National Photo Preservation Month!

Go here to learn how to join Scanfest and our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar,
courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

The days are short, The sun a spark
Hung thin between the dark and dark.
Fat snowy footsteps track the floor.
Milk bottles burst outside the door.
The river is a frozen place
Held still beneath the trees of lace.
The sky is low, the wind is gray.
The radiator purrs all day.

–“January,” by John Updike

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November Is…

American Indian Heritage Month (United States)

Black Catholic History Month (worldwide)

New York State History Month

…Family Stories Month
(Check out Passing It On; a great site dedicated to preserving, celebrating and sharing family and personal history.)

National Adoption Month

November 1: All Saints’ Day (Christianity)

November 2: All Souls’ Day (Christianity)
Día de los Muertos (Mexico)
Daylight Saving Time Ends

November 4: Election Day (United States)

November 5: Guy Fawkes Night (Britain and New Zealand)

November 11: Remembrance Day/Veterans Day

November 16: Dutch-American Heritage Day

November 27: Thanksgiving Day (United States)

November 30: First Sunday of Advent (Christianity)
St. Andrew’s Day (Scotland)

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?


Deadlines for Carnivals and Other Events:

November 1 – the 59th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Politics and Our Ancestors

November 10 – the 7th Edition of the “I Smile for the Camera” Carnival – Oh, Baby!

November 15 – the 60th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – topic to be announced

November 17 – the 11th Edition of the Cabinet of Curiosities

November 22 – the 10th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture – For the Love of Ireland

November 23 – the 13th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy – What Resources are You Thankful for in your Central/Eastern European Genealogical Research?

Heads Up! The submissions for the 2nd Edition of the Canadian Genealogy Carnival (“My Famous Canadian Ancestor”) are due December 7th.

November 1 – Data Backup Day

Read the latest “Today is Backup Day!” post by Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

Scanfest will resume after the holidays on Sunday, January 25th, 2009
from 11 AM to 2 PM, Pacific Standard Time

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar,
courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

October Is…

Family History Month (various U.S. states)

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15)

Czech Heritage Month

Polish American Heritage Month

Italian American Heritage Month

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Month

October 1: Eid Al-Fitr (Islam: End of Ramadan)
National Day (People’s Republic of China)
Independence Day (Cyprus)
Independence Day (Nigeria)

October 3: German Unity Day (Germany)

October 6: German American Day

October 8, sunset: Yom Kippur (Judaism: Day of Atonement)
Independence Day (Croatia)

October 13: Columbus Day (United States)
Thanksgiving (Canada)

October 19: Constitution Day (Niue)

October 20: National Multicultural Diversity Day
Birth of the Báb (Bá’hai)

October 23: Revolution of 1956 Remembrance Day (Hungary)

October 27: Independence Day (St. Vincent & the Grenadines)
Independence Day (Turkmenistan)

October 28: Independence Day (Greece)

October 29: Republic Day (Turkey)

October 31: All Hallows Eve (Christianity)

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

October Carnivals and Events:

Posted October 1 – “Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You” Challenge – Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

Posted October 2 – A Genea-Blogger Yearbook

Posted October 3 – Treasure Hunters Round-up

Posted October 4 – the 57th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – I Read It in The News!

Posted October 16 – the 6th Edition of the “I Smile for the Camera” Carnival – Funny Bone

Posted October 18 – the 58th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Halloween Hauntings…Fact or Fiction?

Posted October 15 – Blog Action Day – Poverty

Posted October 20 – the 10th Edition of the Cabinet of Curiosities

Posted October 23 – Treasure Hunt Challenge Round-Up: Just Look What We Found in Our Cupboards & Closets & Boxes!

Posted October 31 – 9th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage & Culture – Irish Superstitions

Posted October 31 – 12th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy – Folklore, Myths, Legends, Ghost Stories, Traditions or Festivals

October 31 – Polish History and Culture Challenge

October 1 – Data Backup Day

Read Thomas’ newest post on this subject here.

Scanfest: Sunday, October 26th, 11 AM – 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

Go here to learn how to join Scanfest and our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar,
courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

September Is…

Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15)

September 1: Labor Day (United States)
Labour Day (Canada)
(“Labor Day and Ancestral Occupations” by Carolyn L. Barkley)

September 1: Ramadan begins

September 7: National Grandparents’ Day (U.S. and Canada)
Father’s Day (Australia and New Zealand)

September 11: Patriot Day (United States)

September 15: Independence Day
(Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua)

September 16: Independence Day (Mexico)

September 19: Independence Day (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

September 22: Autumnal Equinox (Northern Hemisphere)
Vernal Equinox (Southern Hemisphere)

September 29, sunset: Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year)

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

September Carnivals and Events:

September 1 – Data Backup Day

It’s Data Backup Day
by Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family

Don’t Be Blogged Gone: Tips for Keeping Your Blog Backed Up and Secure
by Elizabeth O’Neal of Little Bytes of Life

Scanfest: Sunday, September 28th, 11 AM – 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

Go here to learn how to join Scanfest and our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar,
courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

August Is…

…National Back to School Month (United States).

…Holiday Month (many European countries).

August 1: Anniversary of the 1st U.S. Federal Census
Swiss National Day

August 2 – 3: Twins Day in Twinsburg, Ohio
(Do twins run in your family?)

August 6: National Salvadoran-American Day (United States)

August 7: Purple Heart Day

August 8 – 24: 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing, China
(Any Olympians or athletic champions in your family tree?)

August 9: Singapore Independence Day

August 10: Ecuador Independence Day

August 14: Pakistan Independence Day

August 15: Korea Independence Day
India Independence Day

August 17: Indonesia Independence Day

August 21: Hawaii Statehood Day

August 25: Uruguay Independence Day

August 31: Malaysia Independence Day

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

Carnival Deadlines:

August 1 – 53rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Carousel Edition

August 4 – 10th Edition of the Carnival of Central and European Genealogy – Carousel Edition

August 10 – 4th Edition of the “I Smile for the Camera” Carnival – My Favorite Photograph

August 15 – 54th Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – topic to be announced

Submissions for the 8th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture are not due until September 22. Read more here.

The Cabinet of Curiosities is on summer holiday until September. Tim Abbott is looking for hosts for future editions.

August 1 – Data Backup Day

Julie Miller writes on how to create a genealogy disaster plan.

Scanfest: Sunday, August 24th, 11 AM – 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

Scanfest will be held one week early (usually held the last Sunday of the month), due to August 31st being a part of Labor Day weekend.

Go here to learn how to join Scanfest and our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar, courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

July Is…

…not a month that has a particular heritage associated with it. However, there are a number of national holidays and a historical celebration during this month:

July 1: Canada Day

July 4 – Independence Day (United States)

July 9: Independence Day (Argentina)

July 14: Bastille Day (France)

July 17 – Constitution Day (South Korea)

July 20: Independence Day ( Colombia)

July 24: Pioneer Day (observed by the State of Utah and members of the LDS church)

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

Carnival Deadlines:

Posted July 4 – 51st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Independent Spirit

Posted July 14 – 3rd Edition of the Smile for the Camera Carnival – Celebrate Home

Posted July 18 – 52nd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Age

Posted July 18 – 9th Edition of the Carnival of Central and European Genealogy – Research Experiences and Techniques

Posted July 28 – 7th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture – Summer Reading Challenge

The Cabinet of Curiosities is on summer holiday until September. Tim Abbott is looking for hosts for future editions.

July 1 – Data Backup Day

Ken Spangler of Beyond Fiction shares his close call in “A Very Scary Last Few Days”. Don’t let this happen to you!


Scanfest: Sunday, July 27th, 11 AM – 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

Go here to learn how to join our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar, courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.

July Is…

…not a month that has a particular heritage associated with it. However, there are a number of national holidays and a historical celebration during this month:

July 1: Canada Day

July 4 – Independence Day (United States)

July 9: Independence Day (Argentina)

July 14: Bastille Day (France)

July 17 – Constitution Day (South Korea)

July 20: Independence Day ( Colombia)

July 24: Pioneer Day (observed by the State of Utah and members of the LDS church)

Do any of the above events feature in or affect your heritage, culture, or family history?

Carnival Deadlines:

Posted July 4 – 51st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Independent Spirit

Posted July 14 – 3rd Edition of the Smile for the Camera Carnival – Celebrate Home

Posted July 18 – 52nd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy – Age

Posted July 18 – 9th Edition of the Carnival of Central and European Genealogy – Research Experiences and Techniques

Posted July 28 – 7th Edition of the Carnival of Irish Heritage and Culture – Summer Reading Challenge

The Cabinet of Curiosities is on summer holiday until September. Tim Abbott is looking for hosts for future editions.

July 1 – Data Backup Day

Ken Spangler of Beyond Fiction shares his close call in “A Very Scary Last Few Days”. Don’t let this happen to you!


Scanfest: Sunday, July 27th, 11 AM – 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time

Go here to learn how to join our group of chatting, scanning family archivists, historians, and bloggers!

Go here to add the above deadlines and dates to your Google Calendar, courtesy of Thomas MacEntee of Destination: Austin Family.