Saturday, May 01, 2010

May 2010 Calendar of Events

A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.

Holidays, History, and Heritage
May is...

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (United States)

National Historic Preservation Month (United States)
(see links below for May Day and Preservation Week)

National Teachers Month (United States)
Do you have a teacher in your family tree?

Older Americans' Month (United States)
Honor your living ancestors and older relatives.

May 1: May Day - Do one thing for emergency preparedness

May 9 - 15: Preservation Week

May 5: Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)

May 9: Mother's Day (United States)

May 15: Armed Forces Day (United States)

May 16: International Day for Sharing Life Stories

May 17: Søttende mai (Norwegian Constitution Day)

May 31: Memorial Day or Decoration Day (United States)
Originally observed to honor the dead of the U.S. Civil War;
now commemorated for all military dead.
Many people clean and decorate family graves during this time.

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.

Posted May 1 - the May Edition of the Graveyard Rabbits Carnival - Cause of Death

Posted May 3 - the 28th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - War Stories

Posted May 4 - the 93rd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy - Write a "How-to" Series

Posted May 10 - the 2nd Edition of the Carnival of Genealogical Societies - Collaboration

Posted May 17 - the 29th Edition of the Carnival of Central and Eastern European Genealogy - Religion 

Posted May 19 - the 3rd Edition of the African-American Carnival of Genealogy - They Served With Honor ~ In Memoriam, African-Americans In The Military 1914-1953

May 1 - Data Backup Day

Read the latest "Today is Backup Day!" post by Thomas MacEntee at Geneabloggers.

Scanfest: Sunday, May 23rd, 11 AM - 2 PM, Pacific Daylight Time
~ held one week early to due to Memorial 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 Geneabloggers.

He that would live forever
Must eat sage in May.