Genealogy Blogging Beat – Monday, 26 January 2015

On 26 January 1788, a shipload of convicts arrived briefly at Botany Bay (which proved to be unsuitable) and then at Port Jackson (later the site of the city of Sydney). Establishment of an Australian prison colony was to relieve crowding of British prisons. Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day or Anniversary Day, has been observed since about 1817 and has been a public holiday since 1838.
Today is Monday, 26 January 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Australia Day (Australia), Admission Day – Michigan, Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day, and Dental Drill Patent – Anniversary.

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Enter the Newspaper Research Contest Today!

In conjunction with our upcoming Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp on January 30/January 31, 2015, we’re holding our first contest of 2015 filled with genealogy and family history-related prizes!

In conjunction with our upcoming Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp on Friday 30 January and Saturday 31 January 2015 (click here for more information and to register) we’re holding our first contest of 2015 filled with genealogy and family history-related prizes!

Prizes Worth Over $600!

The prizes in the Newspaper Research Contest are amazing thanks to the generous support of the prize donors. Take a look at this list!

  • Find My Past: A 12-month World Subscription (value $199 USD)
  • Inside History Magazine: A 12-month digital subscription to Inside History magazine for iPad or Android (value $32 USD)
  • MyHeritage: A 1 year subscription to MyHeritage Premium Plus and Data Plan package (value $249 USD)

The entire prize package is valued at over $650 USD. We’ll select seven (7) individual winners for different prizes, each of which are valued between $10 USD and $250 USD. You could win one or more of these prizes! We’ll draw separate winners for each prize on Tuesday 3 February 2015 and announce the winners here on the contest page and via social media.

This contest is NOT limited to just those in the United States either! All of the prizes are digital items or memberships and can easily be sent to the winners via email!

Enter the Newspaper Research Contest Today!

Remember to click here to enter and once you’ve entered, make sure you tell your friends . . . you earn extra entry tickets for each person you refer. And share the contest on Facebook and Twitter to earn even more entries!

Newspaper Research Stratrgies Boot Camp

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Join us on Friday 30 January/Saturday 31 January 2015 for Newspaper Research Strategies Boot Camp! Through this special Boot Camp you’ll learn:

  • Which online newspaper resources are available for Australia, New Zealand and beyond including the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.
  • How to get the most out of newspaper articles and use the extracted information for research breakthroughs.
  • Which tools work best for capturing both newspaper images and text.
  • How to find unusual sections of newspapers for clues in finding ancestors.

You’ll receive over 3 hours of educational content, handouts and freebies for the low price of $12.95 USD! You’ll also receive access to the recorded versions of each webinar for up to one year!

Register by Monday, 26 January 2015 and receive over 23% off the registration price for a low $9.95 USD! Space is limited and if you register, but can’t attend, you’ll still receive the handouts, the freebies and access to the recordings!

Click here to learn more and click here to register for the Boot Camp!

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Genealogy Blogging Beat – Sunday, 25 January 2015

Born 25 January 1759. Farmer, lover of women, father of at least 11 children, freemason, songwriter and beloved poet who wove the folk traditions and dialects of Scotland into lovely lyrics and ballads. Poems and songs include “Tam O’Shanter,” “To a Mouse,” “Green Grow the Rushes, O” and most of “Auld Lang Syne.” “Oh wad some power the giftie gie us/ To see oursels as others see us!” Born at Ayrshire, Scotland, he died at Dumfries, Scotland, July 21, 1796. His birthday is widely celebrated as Burns Night, especially in Scotland, England and Newfoundland.
Today is Sunday 25 January 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Around The World In 72 Days – Anniversary, Burns Night – Robert Burns’ Birthday – Anniversary, Catholic Schools Week Begins (US), Clean Out Your Inbox Week, First Winter Olympics – Anniversary, Macintosh Debuts – Anniversary, Saint Dwynen’s Day, and World Leprosy Day.

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