Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday 30 July 2014

July 30, 1935. Although books bound in soft covers were first introduced in 1841 at Leipzig, Germany, by Christian Bernhard Tauchnitz, the modern paperback revolution dates to the publication of the first Penguin paperback by Sir Allen Lane at London, England, in 1935. Penguin Number 1 was Ariel, a life of Shelley by Andre Maurois.
Today is Wednesday 30 July 2014, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Henry Ford’s Birthday – Anniversary, Jimmy Hoffa Disappearance – Anniversary, and Paperback Books Introduced – Anniversary.

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Family Tree Magazine Announces “101 Best Websites for Genealogy in 2014″

The 101 Best Genealogy Websites of 2014

This week, Family Tree Magazine announced its annual list of the best genealogy websites, this year entitled “The 101 Best Genealogy Websites 2014.” The list is broken down into several categories including Best Big Genealogy Website, Best Social Media Websites for Genealogy, Best Tech Tools for Genealogy, and more.

Several members of GeneaBloggers are included in this years list, all in the Best Genealogy News Websites category:

Congratulations to those selected – please stop by their blogs and congratulate them!

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Where Will Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s Search Take Him on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Don’t forget to watch this week’s episode of of Who Do You Think You Are? on TLC this week when actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, star of Modern Family, travels to Alaska in search of his great-grandfather:

The Jesse Tyler Ferguson episode airs on Wednesday 30 July 2014 at 9:00pm EDT/PDT on TLC. Check your local television listings for the exact time in your location.

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